I’m an adult psychiatrist on volunteer faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in private practice in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore.
I received an MD degree and completed psychiatry residency training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where I later worked in the University Mental Health clinic, treating students, residents, and fellows.
Since starting my private practice in 2010, I have actively sought out opportunities for training and supervision in a range of cognitive and behavioral therapies. I have attended the International OCD Foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute for learning Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), as well as trainings in Inference-based CBT (I-CBT), Rumination-Focused Exposure and Response Prevention (RF-ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and compassion-based therapies. My most extensive training has been in TEAM-CBT, a powerful approach to structuring therapy developed by Dr. David Burns. I am Level-3 certified in TEAM-CBT and incorporate the TEAM-CBT structure into all of my work.
From 2017 to 2020, I served as co-director of the Johns Hopkins Anxiety Clinic and took charge of teaching and supervising third-year psychiatry residents in the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapies for anxiety disorders.
I enjoy helping people overcome anxiety in any of the countless ways it manifests, including–but not limited to–obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the whole range of phobias.
I’m a member of the International OCD Foundation, the Association of Contextual and Behavioral Sciences, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.
In addition, I’m an awe-struck mother, an ardent cat-lover, and a would-be writer and philosopher. I’ve overcome several anxiety disorders of my own and have lived to tell the tale–and to guide you on your own journey to the other side of anxiety.