I believe the safety of a supportive relationship allows real self-exploration — and transformation — to occur.

In keeping with this belief, my stance as a therapist is warm, curious, respectful, nonjudgmental, and collaborative. My approach to therapy involves looking at the “here and now” of your life experiences as well as exploring your past. There is special emphasis on how you relate to others and how you relate to yourself. I work with adults with a range of cultural backgrounds and identities. I am particularly experienced in working with individuals who are recovering from trauma and addiction.

my approach

My approach involves developing a deep understanding of how your past continues to affect your present. We will examine patterns in your behaviors and relationships. Patterns develop for a reason, but sometimes they outlive their purpose, and it’s time to explore new ways of being.

the process

In our weekly sessions, I ask you to do your best to be present with your thoughts and feelings — to give voice to your experience in the moment. Often you will feel validated; other times, you will feel challenged. I encourage you to give ongoing feedback, and I adapt my approach to meet your individual needs.

what can I get?

This approach to therapy can help you clarify problems, shore up strengths, and make positive changes in your life. Many people experience increased self-awareness, better ability to manage emotions, improved interpersonal relationships, and a greater sense of well-being.

Dr. Slaght is licensed to practice psychology in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She is also authorized under the interjurisdictional compact PSYPACT to provide teletherapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.