I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and my B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduate school, I completed my clinical internship at the Baltimore VA Medical Center (VAMC), followed by two years of a post-doctoral fellowship with the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Baltimore VAMC. I then worked at the Durham VAMC for four years, first as a site lead for a program (Coaching Into Care) for family members of Veterans seeking to connect Veterans with mental health services. I went on to become the Local Recovery Coordinator, in which I worked to implement the recovery model of care throughout the facility, as well as providing clinical services for inpatient and outpatient clinical serving Veterans with severe mental illnesses. I have been in private practice in Chapel Hill, NC since 2015, a shift in focus which has afforded me the opportunity to manifest my values of providing the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model of care as well as working with couples using the Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). Recently, I have begun deepening my expertise with the mindfulness component of the ACT model and plan to offer more mindfulness-based services in the years to come.
I am incredibly passionate about my clinical work and being present with my clients as they navigate life's challenges and move closer to values and self-actualization. As a fellow human traveler and active meditator, I myself am constantly seeking to further wisdom and compassion in my own life and work. I view my approach to therapy as widely applicable and adaptable to the range of the human condition. Please read more about my approaches to individual and couples therapy or call if you would like to schedule an appointment or telephone consultation.