Graduate Counseling Intern
Adults, Older Adolescents
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)/Trauma Therapy, Existential Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
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As we move through the inevitable storms of life, we all need a safe harbor to take refuge in during the journey. If your days feel like a struggle, you are faced with an experience that you never expected, your emotions feel unmanageable, or you need some extra support during this season of life, counseling can provide respite as a dependable, accepting space where you are not alone.
It takes courage to reach out for help, and while the process of counseling requires effort and perseverance, it can provide a path towards reclaiming your vitality and embracing hope for what lies ahead. My focus as a counselor is on creating a nonjudgmental space for you as the client where we partner together to work towards your goals. I believe that the safety of the therapeutic relationship can serve as powerful catalyst for healing, clarity, and growth.
I am passionate about a holistic approach to wellness, considering the connection between mind, body, and spirit, as well as your unique cultural and relational context. As a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP), I work from a compassionate, trauma informed perspective. I incorporate research on neuroscience, attachment theory, and somatic therapy into my approach, using evidence-based methods tailored to your needs.
My areas of clinical focus include recovery from childhood trauma (C-PTSD), betrayal trauma, narcissistic relationships, and emotional abuse. I also support those who have experienced unexpected life changes, spiritually transformative experiences (STEs), depression, and grief. I look forward to working with you and navigating this part of your journey together, on a path towards greater wellbeing and the new possibilities that lie ahead.
As a Graduate Counseling Intern, I practice under the direct supervision of Casey Sarafinas, LPC.
“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” – Pema Chödrön
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wake Forest University
B.A. in Economics, and French Language and Literature, University of Virginia
American Counseling Association
Association for Creativity in Counseling
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for Counseling
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors
More About Me:
When I’m not busy keeping up with my four children and active Goldendoodle, I relish having time to paint with watercolors, appreciate nature, and volunteer in the community. I am also certified in the energy healing art of reiki.