I am Post-Doctoral resident with a doctoral degree (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology. I also have a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology. I completed an internship at Arizona State Hospital. I have extensive experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to individuals who suffer from serious mental illness, addictions, sexual offender behaviors, and personality disorders, and dual diagnoses.
I value an integrative and collaborative approach to treatment which entails a variety of interventions specific to the person. I find it important to individualize treatment to each person. I have a specific interest in and appreciate the positive impact of experiential therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy combined with a cognitive approach to assist with building a connection between thoughts and feelings. I work to create a safe environment utilizing empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard to support clients in exploring their values to reach their desired goals.
I also have extensive training in completing forensic risk assessments with adults and adolescents, Sexually Violent Person (SVP) risk assessments, and family court psychological evaluations.
My specific areas of interest include grief and loss, disenfranchised grief, Anxiety, life transitions, co-dependency, Depression, communication skills, and boundary setting.
As a Post-Doctoral Resident, I am currently under the supervision of Marcus Earle, Ph.D., LMFT, CSAT, S-PSB.