Languages Spoken: English
I hold to a philosophy that each person is unique and that there is rarely a one-size-fits-all solution to the psychological difficulties we experience. I enjoy collaborating with my patients in developing and modifying their treatment plan. I am integrative in my overall treatment approach, utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques as needed, but guided primarily by a psychodynamic, relational and person-centered approach.
I provide individual psychotherapy, group therapy and couples therapy. I have experience working with a broad range of ages but primarily serve adult patients with life adjustment difficulties, trauma, personality disorders, anger management, relationship conflict, OCD, anxiety, depression, and addiction, as well as individuals facing unique challenges related to gender and/or sexual identity. I have received specialized training in Person-Centered Therapy, Interpersonal Process Group Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Exposure with Response Prevention.
I received both my Master of Arts (MA) and Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL. I completed my internship at a psychoanalytic private practice in Louisville, KY, and my post-doctoral fellowship at Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, where I received specialized training in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Upon completing my fellowship, I provided psychological services at a maximum-security prison and have joined Aurora Health Care in order to help fulfill the ever-growing need for sophisticated, thoughtful and compassionate mental health services in our communities. I remain passionate about mental health treatment for individuals and families impacted by history of incarceration.
I am licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and am also credentialed through the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Additionally, I am member of the following: American Psychological Association, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, Association for The Development of the Person Centered Approach and Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology.
In my leisure time, I enjoy listening to music, taking random road trips, reading and spending time with close friends and family.