Hello there! I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University. As part of my advanced training, I completed an internship with the Vanderbilt University – Tennessee Valley VA consortium and a postdoctoral fellowship in interdisciplinary health psychology through the Tennessee Valley VA.
Following training, I worked for two years on the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. I saw patients in both acute and outpatient settings, providing individual and family psychotherapy. My position also included developing and implementing a caregiver support group, peer mentoring program, and chronic pain group therapy program. I served on the hospital-wide caregiver support committee, diversity committee, and suicide prevention committee. Because outreach and caregiver support are important to me, I also provided in-services to staff and spoke at outreach events in the Eastern Iowa area.
Between the fall of 2019 and fall of 2022, I lived in both Columbus, Ohio and Nashville, Tennessee, working in both private practice and with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Currently, I see patients through telehealth in Tennessee, Ohio, Iowa, and Florida.
My Approach & Philosophy
The approaches I use are evidence-based, meaning there is scientific research and clinical experience supporting my rationale for intervention. I don’t believe in taking a one-size-fits-all approach, so you can rest assured your treatment will be personalized and collaborative. Theories and techniques I tend to use most include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, existential psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, and family systems. Additionally, I believe in integrating societal and cultural factors into the treatment decisions we make together. I love psychotherapy, and I love what I do. I’m looking forward to our time together.
Older adults, caregivers, chronic illness, chronic pain, acquired disability (e.g., changes from stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, etc.)
- Assessment - Brief memory screening
- Assessment - Capacity: Medical Decision Making
- Coaching / Consultation - Caregiving
- Coaching / Consultation - Dementia care
- Therapy - Couples
- Therapy - Family
- Therapy - Group
- Therapy - Individual
Major Insurance Providers
|Street Address||11205 Lebanon Rd. #29|
|City, State||Mt. Juliet, TN|
|State(s) of Licensure||Tennessee, Ohio, Iowa, Florida|