Psychologist Session

Phoenix Rising Counseling and Consulting, LLC Welcomes You

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Psychotherapist in the Northern Virginia area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.


"Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I rise..."

Maya Angelou

Therapy Session

Learn About My Methods

I have been a mental health professional for close to 15 years, specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, women’s health and racial traumas.  I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Mindfulness and Multicultural therapies.  In addition, I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and teletherapy.  Throughout my career, I have seen success in working with clients from all populations, but now choose to focus solely on adults.  My crisis work over the years, coupled with my ability to forge solid therapeutic alliances using unconditional positive regard, have enabled me to be effective with a wide range of symptomologies and presenting concerns.



My Services

The Life You Want Awaits You

I started my private practice with the goal of providing clients in the state of Virginia with top-of-the-line mental health services. Whether you’re looking for a bit of counseling, or need professional assistance overcoming a traumatic experience - your wellbeing is my number one priority. 

Psychologist Session

Individual Therapy

Get The Life You Want

If you’re looking for quality individual therapy sessions with a licensed psychotherapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today, and take the first step to becoming better you. 

Couples/Family Therapy

A Happier, Healthier You

In today’s perilous and unprecedented times, family’s are feeling strained now more than ever.  Feeling at your wits end, with no hope in sight?  Then it might be time to seek help from a licensed professional.  Employing evidenced based practices and tools you can use at home, I assist families in strengthening and supporting each other.  Also, in achieving their goals for better life satisfaction. 


Armed Service Members

Services Available For Your Specific Needs

As a military dependent for over 20 years, I am aware of the unique needs and challenges of Armed Services Members and their families.  Acclimating and reintegrating into society and the family system can be difficult, and my specialty in trauma allows me to utilize evidence-based practices to assist service members and their families in doing so successfully. 

Substance Abuse

You Aren't Alone On This Journey

Substance abuse can be a debilitating disease for the user and their loved ones. Approaching treatment from an empirically-based stance helps improve chances for success. As a clinician who understands that substance abuse is often comorbid with psychiatric conditions, successful treatment involves addressing both, along, with a focus on overall holistic wellness. 

Attentive Therapist


You Ask - I Answer

Choosing an effective Psychotherapist is like choosing a life partner - chemistry and trust are an essential combination in a successful relationship. Got questions? I’ve got answers! I go above and beyond to act as a safety net for my clients, and strive to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Take a look at some answers to the most frequently asked psychology-related questions and requests below.

How long is each therapy session?

Individual/Family/Couples therapy sessions are between 50-60 mins long.  Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups are one hour per week for 12 weeks.  Sessions are conducted via a HIPAA complaint video conferencing software.  You will receive the link to log on prior to the session.

What is your theoretical orientation?

As a skilled clinician, I pull from a variety of theoretical orientations to deliver a tailored experience for my clients; however, my foundation is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.  These theoretical orientations have proven efficacy in treating a variety of presenting concerns.

Do you accept insurance?

At this time I only offer services via self-pay and Anthem BC/BS.  All other insurances will be out-of-network and I can provide a super bill to you for direct reimbursement from your insurance company in accordance to your policy.  Why self-pay? With insurance billing, I have to diagnose you with a medical condition and that becomes a part of your permanent medical history.  For those who are concerned about their career/clearances, this may be the preferred option.  Also, as a clinician who specializes in trauma and mood/affect disorders, it is difficult to provide the course of treatment the client and I deem necessary as the insurance company oversees treatment planning.  That's almost like going to a family doctor and you need a neurologist.  Yes, the family doctor has a general working knowledge of various conditions, but they do not have advanced training or experience in treating your precise condition.  I have additional training and certifications (above what is required to maintain my licensure) in the area of my specialty.

How much will I get reimbursed from my insurance for out-of-network providers?

Reimbursement rates differ between insurance companies, so you should contact your insurance provider to obtain information on reimbursement for out-of-network therapy session; the number of out-of-network sessions that your plan covers; and whether approval is required from your PCP.  I am able to provide a "super bill" for you to submit to your insurance company for direct reimbursement.

What are your rates?


Individual - $150.00 per session (50-60 minutes)

Couples/Family - $180.00 per session (50-60 minutes)

In some cases I will offer a sliding scale rate.  Please contact me to discuss.


Contact Me

I accept all major credit/debit cards, HSA, FSA, Apple Pay and CashApp.  Contact me today to learn more and schedule a free 15 minute initial consultation.

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