Sandy Beach

“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it. ”



Breaking free from unhealthy patterns in our lives can be difficult. Emotions may feel out-of-control at times, and self-defeating thoughts may run amok in our minds. We might feel trapped in isolation, unhealthy relationship cycles or struggle to move beyond past hurts, traumatic experiences or our own mistakes. There is hope. It is possible to heal from the past, gain control of our emotions, and develop new ways of thinking or relating to others. I would love to have the opportunity to walk with you on your journey towards increased peace of mind, meaningful connections and renewed purpose.


Confidential online counseling is provided through the use of secure video conferencing technology. Sessions are held in the comfort of your home or office - with no travel, parking or waiting rooms required. Online counseling is a great option for those with busy schedules, who live in remote areas, or who simply prefer the privacy of online therapy sessions.

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Burnout

  • Trauma

  • Relationship Issues

  • Parenting Challenges


With over 20 years of experience counseling individuals and families, I bring a depth of knowledge of common internal and relational struggles and evidence based interventions, including EMDR, CBT, DBT, PCIT and other individual and family therapy modalities. I am certified in EMDR therapy, PCIT therapy and TeleMental Health. If spirituality is important in your life, we will integrate your beliefs into the therapy process. I am also an approved clinical supervisor for counselors seeking LPC certification in the state of Virginia.

*Counseling can be provided to Virginia and North Carolina residents and to individuals residing outside of Virginia and North Carolina if permitted per the counseling regulations of the state and/or country where the client currently resides. I will be glad to research the regulations of your place of residence.


Feel free to reach out to request a new client appointment or a free preliminary phone or video consultation.

To ensure privacy, please limit email inquiries to general questions.


Please note, Real-Time Therapy is not a crisis service. If you are currently experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.