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Welcome to CBT Baltimore! I am the owner and lead clinician here at CBT Baltimore. The hats I wear here change often. From taking calls from potential clients, to working on the growth and development of our practice and engaging in clinical work with clients, I keep quite busy! Clinically I treat multiple issues but have a leaning to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder among adolescents and adults. I find that some of most creative people are those with OCD.
I approach the therapy relationship from a place of curiosity and transparency. Sure, I have years of experience and have taken my training quite seriously. However, the relationship in the room is what really drives the work. That is why being genuinely curious, open, and present are so essential. I have a laid-back style in session combined with a focus on the treatment goals established together with the client.
By trade I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified clinical supervisor by the state of Maryland. I have pursued intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through various avenues including the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, where CBT was founded.
As OCD is my specialty, I have obtained training in ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) at the University of Pennsylvania with the renowned Edna Foa. More recently I have undergone training in pediatric OCD through the BTTI of the IOCDF. I am proud to be a certified Cognitive Therapist by the reputable Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). Other training I have pursued are Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT among others. I am a professional member of the IOCDF (International OCD Foundation).
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My Therapy Style
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