I am a psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with a wide range of adult individuals and couples. I am a 1996 graduate of the University of Tenneessee, Knoxville campus. My internship and post-doctoral residency were completed at the University of Florida, Gainesville campus. Prior to entering private practice, I held positions as the Program Coordinator of a Day Treatment Program at a private psychiatric hospital, a Captain and Chief Mental Health Officer for the United States Air Force at Beale Air Force Base, and a Staff Psychologist for Kaiser's Psychiatry Department. I have been practicing independently since 2004.
Though I work with many types of clients, I specialize in working with people going through difficult times in their lives to include divorce or relationship disruptions, job loss, depression, loss of a loved one or pet, and other life transitions. I love my work because, although I initially see people at a low point in their life, as we work together in a deeper way over time, they often find the courage and skills to make a lasting change and live a life no longer dictated by past experiences and relationships.
In addition to studying counseling psychology, I have specialized training in Collaborative Divorce Coaching. Divorce represents one of the most difficult emotional roller-coaster rides one could ever experience. I strongly believe in helping people find the courage and skills to negotiate the divorce process in ways that not only make the current chaos manageable, but also create positive and lasting change for the future of a divorcing family. I endeavor to combine respect for the unique experience of each family with expertise in the common struggles facing people trying to blend an emotional life transition with what’s best for themselves and their children.
* Individual Adult Psychotherapy
* Couple's Therapy
* Collaborative Divorce Coaching
* Divorce Co-Mediation
Areas of Expertise
* Life Cycle Events and Transitions
* Stress Management
* Relationship Concerns
* Childhood Issues
* Illness (of self or family members)
* Addiction (if actively seeking recovery and working a program)
* LGBT Issues
* Eating and Food Issues