- Licensed Clinical Psychologist UT 12427621-2501
I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from Arizona State University. During my undergraduate studies, I discovered my passion for helping to improve the well-being and life satisfaction in others. This led me to pursuing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Later, I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Throughout my training and career, I have been fortunate enough to have practiced in a variety of settings; including a residential group home, forensic services, a behavioral school, disability services, a community mental health center, a neuropsychology unit in a medical school, and a center for victims of domestic violence. I have conducted individual therapy across a wide range of populations from children as young as five, to adults in their 90s. I have also conducted group therapy, including psychoeducation and coping skills to women, skills in dealing with co-parenting, activity based and coping skills groups for children and adolescence, coping skills for older adults in dealing with life transition issues, and DBT skills training.
Over the years, I have developed a passion for working with trauma and domestic violence, as well as conducting assessments. I worked with several survivors of domestic violence during my time at the community mental health setting and forensic setting and worked briefly at a center for victims of domestic violence. Working with survivors of domestic violence and trauma has given me an incredible appreciation for the resiliency and strength people have to overcome obstacles. I have also been involved in conducting neuropsychological/psychological testing, driving capacity evaluations, competency to stand trial evaluations, psychosexual evaluations, and comprehensive custody evaluations. I believe that assessments can truly help us to understand and help individuals and their families navigate difficult situations and I am always grateful to be a part of their journey.
In order to stay balanced and to be able to provide the best clinical care, I spend a lot of time with my spouse and kids, exploring the outdoors, camping, hiking, reading, and cooking. I find the best way to unwind at the end of the day is to create something unique and delicious to eat. I have enjoyed pushing myself in my culinary adventures and have built in food critics in my family! I also enjoy playing board games, gardening, and creating unique and specialized gifts for my family, such as Christmas stockings.
- Post-Doctoral Resident, Prairie View Community Mental Health Center, Newton, Kansas
- Post-Doctoral Resident, Safe Home Resiliency Center, Newton, Kansas
- Psychology Intern, Prairie View Community Mental Health Center, Newton, Kansas
- Psychology Intern, University of Kansas Medical School, Wichita, Kansas
- Psychometrician, Arizona Disability Services, Phoenix, Arizona
- Therapist, Desert Heights Academy, Phoenix, Arizona
- Forensic Evaluator, Forensic Counseling and Evaluations, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Therapist, Arizona Behavioral Care Homes, Goodyear, Arizona
- PsyD, Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- MA, Clinical Psychology, The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
- BA, Psychology, Arizona State University