I am a licensed psychologist. My style is very personal, warm and tailored to your needs. I am described by my colleagues as “warm and fuzzy” but I am also honest and objective in viewing clients problems. I see therapy as a partnership between the client and I to work on problems together. Through therapy, you will discover solutions for yourself and grow as a person. I will help you grow as a person and help you understand what holds you back from that growth. While the decision to begin therapy can be difficult, it is often the first step towards resolving those issues that have been continually affecting you and your relationships. I help people improve their lives by building on strengths, teaching new skills and increasing self-awareness. By carefully listening to you, and understanding both your situation and who you are, I tailor an approach based on your unique needs.
I am very flexible with my hours and generally can get new clients an appointment within the week. I can take a variety of different insurances and also do sliding scale.
I consider myself an integrationist and try to conceptualize my therapy and treatment plan based on the clients problems, culture and viewpoint. Generally I lean more towards cognitive models of treatment as well as existential-oriented therapy.
I have been in the mental health field since 1990. I have been a therapist for the past 14 years. I came to Pathway in February, 2008 and really appreciate what this practice can offer clients. We have psychiatrists in case medication is needed and group therapy as well.
- 2004: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology – Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- 1998: Internship – Veterans Administrator/ National Center for PTSD Research
- 2000-2009 Peachford Hospital
Areas of Expertise
Depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, psychological trauma, PTSD, anger issues, stress management, veterans, immigrants, chronic pain issues, multicultural and diversity issues