I am a clinical psychologist licensed in both Arizona and Wisconsin. I am also credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.
I received my Bachelor of Science from Andrews University, where I studied nursing and psychology. I received my Master of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois with a concentration in client-centered therapy (Carl Rogers).
I completed my internship in Louisville, Kentucky at a psychoanalytic private practice and a preparatory school for at-risk boys (pre-K through 7th grade). I completed my fellowship at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin where I received advanced training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety and OCD.
I have been working in the health service field since 1994. My first experience was providing direct care services to individuals with developmental disabilities in residential groups homes and later providing hospice services to terminally patients and their families. As a psychologist, I have provided services in various settings: Community counseling center, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, and maximum security prisons.
I practice as a generalist, meaning I treat a broad range of psychological symptoms. The foundation of my work is built on both client-centered and psychodynamic theory/practice, which are exploratory in nature and place significant value on the underlying potential of the individual as well as the importance of the therapeutic relationship. These approaches explore how the past and present interact and how past experiences inform our current patterns of relating, thinking, feeling and behaving. I also integrate more educational approaches into my work as indicated, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and CBT-informed approaches (e.g., DBT, ACT).
I also enjoy working with other therapists who are hesitant to address their own mental health issues or career-related stressors out of fear of judgment. It is my aim to provide a warm, non-judgmental, and exploratory dynamic that will facilitate identifying what might be getting in the way of one's personal and professional life and taking steps toward self-directed change.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy
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