Clients in therapy with me commonly describe a plaguing feeling that there must be a better way to get through life than burdened by so much stress. My approach to wellness can be captured by the quote:

 

"Stress in life is a given; suffering doesn't have to be"

My Approach to Therapy

My goal in our work together is to examine the unique stressors in your life and help you develop mindful, healthy ways to live with the challenges that inevitably come up in life so that they no longer get in the way of how you want to be living. Past clients have described my approach as nonjudgmental, compassionate, and supportive.

 

In therapy with me, you can expect to:

  • feel like someone else understands the difficulties in your life;

  • get feedback about your role in challenging situations;

  • discover different approaches to common obstacles you face;

  • experience more comfort with yourself;

  • and most importantly, make progress towards living with a lot less weight on your shoulders.

 

One of the most transformative experiences in my life was traveling throughout Tibet in 2001. Through this cultural immersion, I learned the basics of Buddhist philosophy, and since then I have been striving to find different ways to adapt these principles for the benefit of people in a Western society. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on themes linking mindfulness and psychotherapy. I have led many workshops teaching mindfulness principles and techniques to students, professors, therapists, administrators, physicians, and of course, individual clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issues:

  • significant life transitions

  • anxiety disorders

  • depression

  • suicidal ideation

  • low self-esteem

  • relationship difficulties

  • existential issues

  • body image/Health At Every Size

Populations:

  • college students & graduate students

  • LGBT individuals

  • older adults (65+)

  • culturally diverse individuals

  • young professionals

Specialties

I work with clients with a wide variety of concerns. I tailor my therapeutic approach to best fit each individual client, primarily incorporating client-centered, psychodynamic, existential, and relational theoretical orientations. I also have extensive training and experience working with some of the following populations and issues:

About Me
I have been practicing therapy since 2008. I earned my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and my Bachelors degree in Psychology from New York University, with minors in Music Appreciation and Math. In addition to my private practice, I am on the Affiliate Faculty of Loyola University Maryland's Psychology Department and also work as a staff psychologist at Chase Brexton Health Care, a community healthcare center in downtown Baltimore.

 

Fees/Payment

I am an “out-of-network” provider, which means if your insurance company offers out-of-network benefits, you should receive some reimbursement for the cost of my services.  Most insurance companies that provide out-of-network benefits cover between 50-75% of the cost per session. I will provide you with detailed receipts including all the necessary information if you choose to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

 

Please consult directly with your insurance company regarding your mental health coverage. I am available to talk about insurance issues if your coverage is confusing, or if you need any help understanding the information that you have received from your insurance provider. 

 

Rates:

FREE 15-minute phone consultation to determine whether I am the best fit for what you are wanting to work on.

CPT Code 90791 (initial intake): $175
CPT Code 90834 (individual 45-50 minute therapy session): $150

All fees are payable each session at the time of service.

 

Questions to ask your insurance company about your mental health benefits:

  • Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?

  • What amount will I be reimbursed for the following services?
    CPT Code 90791 (initial intake) at a fee of $175
    CPT Code 90834 (individual 45 minute therapy session) at a fee of $150

  • Do I need to meet a deductible each year before I can begin to receive reimbursement for sessions?

  • What is my session limit?

  • Is preauthorization required and if so, what documentation is necessary?

  • Does my provider need to fill out a specific form?

 

Call me at (443) 608-5600 to schedule a FREE 15-minute phone consultation to determine whether I will be a good fit to be your therapist.