Welcome

IMG_2883 - Version 3Thank you for visiting my website! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia.

My goal as a therapist is to help my clients reach their full potential by allowing a safe place for them to talk, and also by sharing tools that will improve their happiness and well-being. My office is a warm, inviting, and confidential environment where I provide honest, direct feedback, respect, and acceptance. I am authentic and interactive with clients during sessions, and my clients often tell me that they find it easy to talk with me.

Some of the reasons clients often come see me include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Managing Day to Day Stress
  • Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ LGBTQ
  • Substance Use Disorders / Addiction
  • Adjustment to College
  • Pet Loss Support
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Alternative relationships
  • Licensed healthcare providers with Licensing Board concerns

I use an eclectic approach with clients, with my main focus being on cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, positive psychology, and mindfulness approaches. One of my interests also is in functional medicine, which is about finding a cause for a particular health concern instead of just treating the symptoms. Functional medicine looks at nutritional deficiencies, environmental factors, emotional and social stressors and additional factors. In my practice I often encourage clients to look at a bigger picture that includes exercise, relaxation techniques, and good nutrition.

I take insurance with Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and ValueOptions. Prior to your first appointment, please check with your insurance to make sure I am covered under your specific plan, to see if you need pre-authorization, and to confirm your co-payment.

Some insurance companies allow their members to go out of network and file for reimbursement, in which case I will be glad to provide you with a monthly receipt for payment of services. I also have a sliding scale available for clients without insurance or unable to use their insurance with me. Please ask me about the sliding scale if finances are a concern to you.

If you have any questions about my services, please give me a call or send an email. I look forward to hearing from you!