Psychotherapist specializing in gender, sexuality, and sex therapy

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) with a private practice in Frederick, Maryland. I provide psychotherapy to older children and adolescents, couples, and individual adults.

A focus of my practice is working with clients of diverse sexual, gender, and relationship identities, including (but not limited to) people who identify as: transgender or otherwise gender-diverse, intersex, lesbian, gay, pansexual, bisexual, queer, asexual, and polyamorous. I especially enjoy working with gender-diverse young people and their families, helping to improve communication and support healthy gender exploration and transition. I’m a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) and practice under its standards of care.

I also provide sex therapy. I enjoy supporting individuals and couples to feel more sexually confident and connected with themselves and their partners. I work from a kink- and sex-positive perspective, and I welcome and affirm people with nontraditional relationship structures. I’m a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

My approach to working with clients incorporates relational, psychodynamic, attachment-based, and narrative therapies. My treatment perspective is informed by my commitment to social justice and liberation from all forms of oppression. 


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Education

Master of Social Work, Smith College School of Social Work (Northampton, MA)

Master of Education, American University (Washington, DC)

Bachelor of Arts, Smith College (Northampton, MA)

 
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Post-graduate education and training in gender and sexuality topics from:

World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

Gender Spectrum

National LGBT Health Education Center

Fenway Health

The Mazzoni Center

Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work.

 
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Selected conference presentations and workshops

BrookLane Professional Continuing Education

29th Annual Child Welfare Workshop

Welcoming Frederick

Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Annual Meeting

 
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Clinical & teaching experience

Adjunct professor in the Hood College graduate department of counseling & psychology

Public elementary and middle school special education

Therapeutic preschool

Addiction and substance abuse recovery

Child and family outpatient mental health

Sexual assault hotline counseling and advocacy