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We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. - E. E. Cummings
Degrees, Licensure & Credentials
  • BFA, Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

  • MA, Master’s Degree in Dance Movement Therapy, Goucher College

  • CAS, Certificate of Advanced Study (Masters plus 30) in Guidance and Counseling, Loyola University


  • Maryland State Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and approved Clinical Supervisor (LCPC-S).

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC).

  • Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist (BC-DMT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels 1& 2

  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Certification (ASCH)

  • Yoga for Depression, LifeForce Yoga, Certification

  • The Compassionate Listening Project, Certified Trainer


  • Maryland Counseling Association 2016 Diversity Achievement Award

Highlights of Organizational Experience

Clinical Director of the Intercultural Counseling Connection

  • Provided training in trauma-informed clinical treatment for survivors of torture and trauma, asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees.

  • Provided assessment and psychological evaluation, treatment, and oral testimony in immigration court to support their asylum cases.

  • Offered ongoing individual and group clinical consultation to dedicated licensed clinicians working pro bono to forced migrants in Maryland.

Community Listeners Training Program©, Founder

  • Developed to assist, support, and empower members to work within their community as companions and advocates for those needing emotional guidance and resources. 

  • With the sponsorship of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, developed a 35-hour training program for refugee communities and trained 16 members of the Baltimore Bhutanese community in compassionate listening, behavioral/mental health identification, and suicide awareness.

Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, Clinical Consultant

  • Provided psychological treatment for survivors of torture and persecution, written reports, and oral testimony in the Federal Immigration Court in support of a client's application for political asylum.

Sinai Hospital, Maryland, Senior Psychotherapist, Domestic Violence Program

  • Provided crisis intervention in the emergency room, psychological assessment, and ongoing individual treatment and group therapy.


CHANA, Baltimore, Maryland, Psychotherapist

  • Provided individual and group counseling for survivors of trauma, early childhood abuse, and intimate partner violence in the Jewish Community.

Healing and Rebuilding our Communities, Community Trauma Healing Facilitator

  • Conducted HROC workshops for refugees Rwanda and Indonesia in the model of collective healing for collective trauma.

  • Trained service providers including therapists, social workers, community activists, and teachers.

The Circle of Hope©, Founder

  • Community trauma-informed group work fostering peace mediation and Compassionate Listening practices.  

Paquin School for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Offered pre and postnatal movement and discussion classes for pregnant women and parenting for new mothers using movement therapy and psycho-education.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Alternative and Complementary Health Care. Psychotherapist

  • Provided individual and group mind/body clinical services focused on Herbert Benson’s relaxation response, stress management, cognitive restructuring, body awareness, mindfulness skills, and healthy lifestyle practices.

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