Many of us feel that we are not seen or appreciated by others and this often negatively impacts our own self-worth. I provide clients with the tools necessary to enhance personal insight and change life patterns so that they might become their best and most authentic selves. In individual therapy, I take an integrative approach to treatment and present many complementary strategies in service of achieving goals. In my work with couples, I help to improve communication, trust, and intimacy. My specialties include: understanding and overcoming anxiety and depression, changing behavioral patterns, processing trauma and symptoms of PTSD, developing skills in assertiveness, improving interpersonal and romantic relationships, and overcoming personality related issues. I also have a particular interest in helping my LGBTQ clients to navigate the unique experiences that they may face as sexual minorities. With regard to specific training, I received a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Intensive Training and completed the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy Level I training.
I earned a Doctorate in Combined-Integrated Clinical and School Psychology from the APA-accredited program at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Prior to that, I obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. I have over 8 years of clinical experience and have worked with clients across a wide range of settings. Specifically, I have worked within the Veterans Health Administration (VA) in outpatient and residential treatment settings, a state psychiatric hospital, community mental health facilities, university counseling centers, private practice, and a public school system. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Pennsylvania and Virginia. In addition to my current clinical work, I am a mentor for LGBTQ graduate students in psychology as part of the APAGS Committee on Sexual Orientation.