I am a Licensed Psychologist specializing in children and adolescent populations. I completed my doctoral degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities. I have provided clinical services in a variety of settings including schools, non-profit organizations, hospitals, and outpatient facilities. My approach to therapy is dependent upon the unique needs of each individual client, but always involves a great deal of care and empathy. I typically utilize a relational perspective in therapy in which I take into account the developmental stage, attachment history, and systemic background of each client. I am also trained in working with birth to three year old populations, and when working with younger children I use art and play therapy techniques to help my clients find their language of expression. I like to work closely with parents to help assist them with any insights or parenting strategies that could be helpful to each individual family.
In addition to providing therapeutic services to children and adolescents, I also conduct psychological evaluations including: ADHD and autism spectrum disorder evaluations, assessing for trauma disorders or attachment issues, learning disabilities (more specifically dyslexia and dysgraphia), and anxiety and depressive disorders. In addition to my professional psychological education, I have also completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training and often incorporate the skills of mindfulness, breath, and relaxation into my work with children, adolescents, and families. Currently, I am pursuing additional training in the sandplay process in order to develop competency in the use of sandplay in the therapeutic setting. Outside of my clinical practice I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking, exploring the great outdoors, exercising, gardening, and practicing yoga.