Beth has a client-centered/humanistic approach with a focus on a strong therapeutic relationship and genuine empathy for her clients. Beth utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); emotional awareness and tolerance; and is intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and facilitates a DBT Skills Group. Beth works with clients to seek realistic solutions to some challenges, while balancing acceptance of other circumstances when appropriate.
Prior to working at CCM, Beth worked as a primary therapist at the Renfrew Center of Bethesda, treating women and adolescents with eating disorders. Beth completed her clinical internship at Kolmac Outpatient Recovery in Washington, DC where she treated patients with drug and alcohol addiction. Beth earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University.
Beth changed careers from her previous 10 years as a Health/Nutrition Foreign Service Officer at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She served in India, Ethiopia, and the Bureau for Africa. Beth also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal and earned her Master of Health Sciences in International Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Beth holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, her home state. Outside of work, Beth enjoys being outside walking, running, or biking; traveling; and spending time with her husband and two children.