150 S. WASHINGTON ST SUITE 303
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22046
“Those who have a 'why' to live,
can bear with almost any 'how'.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
The focus of her work is supporting adults and couples in making meaning-centered changes toward improved wellness, resiliency, and acceptance, in order to live authentically. As a therapist oriented in existential therapy, she integrates techniques from existential therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and Gottman Couples Method to support clients’ goals, as well to foster meaning, resilience, choice, engagement, and authenticity. She specializes in supporting adults and couples facing bereavement and loss, caregiving demands, prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, premarriage, marriage, and remarriage issues, and major life transitions.
In August 2016, she earned her Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Marymount University. In May 2016, she received an Outstanding Scholar Award in the Pastoral Counseling Department. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from The George Washington University.
She will serve as a Resident in Counseling at New Directions Counseling Group working under the supervision of Thomas F. Lamp, LPC (VA #0701004499). Her training and her experience as a counselor, Postpartum Support Virginia volunteer co-facilitator, Bereavement Support Group volunteer facilitator, her ten year federal government career, parenthood, care-giving, and widowhood, makes her particularly well-suited to supporting adult family and parent caregivers, bereaved adults and couples, mothers and couples facing prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, and military, law enforcement, and intelligence personnel and their families.
She maintains professional memberships at American Counseling Association, Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors, Association for Death Education and Counseling, and The Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. Originally from Connecticut, she is a Greek-American remarried wife and mother to two adorable yet feisty young daughters and lives in Northern Virginia.