I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College. From there, I obtained my Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology degrees from Loyola University in Maryland. My pre-doctoral internship was completed at the Houston Psychotherapy Institute.
My graduate work originally focused on researching and evaluating forensic populations. Later my clinical skill set broadened where I conducted assessments for learning and emotional disabilities for students in a variety of academic environments. I also provided psychotherapy for children, teens and adults with mild to severe mental illness in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Following my formal training, I was a staff psychologist at a private practice in Baltimore, MD, working with both teens and adults. Several years later, I opened my own practice in the Washington, DC, area.
These invaluable clinical experiences have beget a natural evolution for my work over the years. As a licensed psychologist, I approach psychotherapy with a foundation of approachability, trust and communication. I seek to be a comforting sounding board and approachable resource for teens and adults as they explore areas of struggle, working as a team to develop strategies to overcome situations and improve various aspects of their lives.