I am a licensed clinical Washington DC psychologist and licensed Virginia psychologist practicing in Tysons Corner, VA and the Friendship Heights area of Northwest Washington, DC. I offer expertise in psychotherapy for adults, teenagers and couples. I tailor treatment to individual history and problem areas. Treatment occurs in a safe, supportive and healing environment.
My book, Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy—Why Women Settle for One-Sided Relationships, is for all women who wish to better understand the delicate constellation of factors that produce emotional intimacy with a romantic partner and for those who struggle with relationships, the hook-up culture or promiscuity. It is also for parents/educators who want to help girls with cultural messages that encourage being pleasing at the expense of developing a solid self-identity. Available in paperback in August 2014.
I have a long-term interest in the impact of gender and culture on identity, self-esteem and relationship development. I am available for media inquiries, consulting and public speaking on how culture affects female identity, empowering girls for reciprocal relationships, developing healthy self-esteem, and how adult women can develop emotionally intimate, romantic, relationships. I also speak to groups of parents, educators, teens and singles who want to learn more about developing an ‘emotional toolkit’ that fosters the strengths necessary for building mutually, healthy friendship and romantic partnership.