I strive to help individuals suffering from chronic medical conditions live their best possible lives through a biopsychosocial approach, providing evidence based treatments that focus on developing effective coping strategies and improving their overall quality of life.
As a psychologist, my main area of interest is working with adults who suffer from chronic pain conditions. I have a passion for providing treatments to help patients best manage their chronic pain and all areas of functioning that chronic pain can negatively impact including mood, physical functioning, interpersonal relationships, work, leisure and overall quality of life. I provide evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP), biofeedback, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) for individuals suffering from various chronic medical conditions. I also enjoy working with individuals with sleep disorders or those who are dissatisfied with their quality of sleep.
I earned my doctorate of psychology (PsyD) at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. I completed my APA accredited doctoral internship at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Michigan and went on to complete my APA accredited residency in Clinical Health Psychology, with a specialty in Pain Management, at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Ohio. I am certified by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
In my free time, I enjoy taking my dog on walks and spending time with family and friends.