Ann has over 16 years of psychotherapy and clinical social work experience with adults. She has worked in outpatient psychiatry settings, employee assistance programs, counseling centers at local universities, and in private practice settings. Ann currently works with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, as well as those who are struggling through phase of life transitions, such as separation, divorce, college student adjustment and career/professional stress. She is also sensitive and skilled in assisting clients through their recovery from trauma, substance use, and eating/body image disturbance. Ann is also experienced with and affirming in working with LGBTQ concerns.
Ann assists her clients with a non‐judgmental approach to build self‐awareness, identify strengths and promote self‐esteem, and by encouraging compassion for one self. She utilizes therapy modalities including Humanistic, Cognitive‐Behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic and principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In addition, Ann incorporates Mindfulness‐Based practices for stress reduction and symptom relief (for anxiety and depression), has completed 2 MBSR classes as a participant, and a professional practicum in MBSR, 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Social Work (1995) and of UMBC (1992).