- Resident Psychologist
I received my bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, near where I was born and raised. While settling in after graduation, I travelled across the country to pursue a Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Anaheim, California.
Over the course of my training, I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric hospital providing individual and group therapy to individuals with severe mental illnesses. I have also worked in an all-male state prison, providing therapy to inmates who experienced persistent mental illness. Taking with me the knowledge I gained, I decided to broaden my skills in clinical assessment, which led me to accept a pre-doctoral clinical internship with Brain and Body Integration, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
My assessment experience ranges broadly, from the neurodevelopmental to neuropsychological, with both children and adults. I quickly fell in love with the nuance and care that good psychological assessment requires. Being able to provide answers to those who have longed searched, is so rewarding. The simple act of validating a client’s struggles through the findings of an assessment is refreshing and ever-changing.
As a compliment to my work, I take time to engage in self-care by spending time with my husband and our two dogs. I also enjoy trying new restaurants, traveling, and Pilates.
- Pre-Doctoral Intern, Brain and Body Integration, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Clinical Practicum Student, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, San Diego, California
- Clinical Practicum Student, View Heights Convalescent Hospital, Compton, California
- Clinical Practicum Student, Discovery Mood and Anxiety Residential Treatment Facility, Downey, California
- PsyD Clinical Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- BA University of Minnesota, Twin Cities