Welcome to my practice
If you are looking for a psychotherapist, you may be feeling dissatisfied with some aspect of your life, or want to address a current or recurrent dilemma. Sometimes people seek therapy to explore patterns of behavior or family dynamics that are hard to untangle alone. Whether this is your first time seeking help or you have been in treatment before, it is courageous to take the first step in finding someone to help you. It takes effort and perseverance to find someone with whom you feel comfortable and upon whom you can rely. The process of getting into a good therapy is sometimes daunting, but it is worth it! Especially when you find the right therapist.
If you work with me, you will find that my approach is holistic: You are not just a set of symptoms, but a complex individual, with a rich history and unique experiences and perspectives. I am an active therapist and work hard to help you understand yourself better and address your concerns. I believe in treating the whole person, and in doing so, addressing the presenting issue. In today's current political, social and critical health climate, the external world is influencing the internal, and I believe in helping people look at how the two are intertwined.
As a generalist, I have experience with a wide range of patients and have worked with a wide variety of mental health challenges. These include: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, behavioral problems such as addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship difficulties, complex grief, learning disabilities, autism-spectrum disorders in young adults, social anxiety and awkwardness unrelated to ASD, obesity and overeating, sexual dysfunction and personality disorders. I also have a great deal of experience working with people who are trying to enhance their careers and provide coaching to executives and others who are interested in professional development. I am an anti-racist psychotherapist. I am dedicated to undoing racism and believe that it is a mental health issue. Please contact me for more information on how I incorporate anti-racism work into psychotherapy.
In addition to individual and couples therapy, I offer executive coaching and professional development counseling, group psychotherapy, and clinical supervision to psychotherapists.
I am licensed in Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia and am a PSYPACT provider (click here to see the participating PSYPACT states). I am currently not taking new patients, but...
I am pleased to introduce Ms. Margaret Wilmot Francis, who has joined my practice as a Psychology Associate. She is currently in a clinical psychology doctoral program and has experience working in a variety of clinical settings. Before psychology studies, Ms. Wilmot Francis was a personal trainer and massage therapist. Both career tracks inform her awareness of the mind-body connection.
Please contact Ms. Wilmot Francis by calling the main number.