Aaryn is a warm, empathetic, and supportive clinician who works with children, adolescents, and adults. Deep listening and connection are at the heart of everything she does, and her grounded and calm presence helps to put clients at ease—even when sharing challenging or uncomfortable thoughts, experiences, and emotions. Aaryn aims for a pragmatic approach to treatment planning, combining a strengths-based approach with practical tools and resources to help her clients meet the goals they set.
Aaryn sees clients who have anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, CPTSD/PTSD, and grief. Aaryn’s approach is eclectic—her foundation is a psychodynamic (aka “Talk”) therapy, but she blends several modalities into her work, including mindfulness, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment theory. Her background in the arts (proud member of Actor’s Equity) and yoga (RYT 500) provide a rich and unique perspective to this work and her clients. She is creative and authentic and believes in meeting each client where they are to find what works best for them.
Aaryn has experience in school settings and outpatient mental health clinics providing grief and trauma therapy to individuals and groups. She is trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She holds a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Virginia University. Aaryn is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) in Washington, D.C., and a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Virginia and Maryland.