Psychotherapist & Couple Counselor
Your decision to seek therapy is a big step to making a positive change in your life.
I consider myself as a guide walking with you side by side the journey you dare to explore. I am also a student of life as I learn from you through this process. I am there to support you when the need arises and to assure you that you are not alone. I know that it takes courage to be aware of your suffering and your willingness to make a transformation to live a deserving life.
In the therapeutic process, I will work in partnership with you to explore and understand the conditioned and pattern of behaviors, thoughts and emotions that kept you from creating a life that you enjoy.
I will assist you building core skills to overcome difficulties that have impacted your relationships and daily functioning through a safe and supportive environment.
I completed my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University in Arlington, VA. I am a licensed practitioner in District of Columbia and Virginia.
I have extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD symptoms and with couples who struggle with their relationships. In addition, my training also consists of working with children, adolescents and their families who have been impacted with issues and symptoms related to trauma. Further, I have worked with children and adolescents who have struggled with abandonment, attachment and behavioral issues.
I have worked with individuals who have been exposed to torture in their home countries and have experienced many losses in their lives by providing therapy as well as psychological evaluations. My experience also includes serving as a clinical director for eight years at Latin American Youth Center, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., which serves youth and families from culturally diverse background.
Psy.D. American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/Arlington, VA. Fully APA accredited Clinical Psychology Program.
M.A. A. Bowie State University, Bowie, MD. Counseling Psychology.
B.S. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Psychology
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
English, Amharic and conversational French.