About Me

About Me

I am a –

Licensed psychologist and professional counselor in Washington, DC and Maryland,

Former teacher of continuing education to psychologists, physicians and physical therapists,

Former university faculty member teaching Psychology of Health,

Mediator for marital and parenting matters, and

Certified life/human performance coach.

I strive to make my work positive, educational, and research-based to promote: Courage, Self-Awareness, Authenticity, Personal Responsibility, Kindness, Skilled Negotiation (Intentional Communication), and Thoughtful Action.  Simply, the goal is RESILIENCE.

At this time, I am only working with adults born before 1981.

To make my services more financially accessible, I am on the approved provider panel of several insurance companies:

Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO and Federal)
Johns Hopkins
United Behavioral Health

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D. Psychology
  • M.F.A. Dramatic Arts
  • M.S. Public Health / Physical Therapy
  • B.S. Physical Therapy


  • Positive psychology
  • Coaching

Other Proficiencies

Acting Coach

Creator of Acting Method: “Personality-based Acting: Integrating Personality Science with Actors’ Imagination”

Author of The Back Comfort Book: What To Do While Your Back Is Healing, $5.95 + s/h

Producer/Writer of the back care DVD: “How To Do It…Without Hurting Your Back”, $9.95 + s/h

Producer/Writer of cable TV program: “Mental Health Minutes: Psychotherapy Dramatized”

Winner of multiple acting and ballroom dancing competitions