With over 20 years of experience as a practicing clinical psychologist, I use a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral strategies to increase self-awareness and insight, and to develop and strengthen coping strategies and problem solving skills among my adolescent and adult clients. Utilizing a methodologically integrated approach, my aim is to help clients identify, understand and overcome obstacles to well-being and success in the domains of relationships, family, work and school.
After completing my bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan, I earned both masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, graduating in 1998.
I completed my predoctoral internship at the Widener University Student and Community Counseling Center, and my post-doctoral work at the Elwyn Child and Adolescent Residential Treatment Program. I also trained as a practicum student at an inpatient psychiatric unit, the CAPS student counseling program at University of Pennsylvania, the the child and family outpatient clinic at the Northwest Center's community mental health centers. After completing post-doctoral training and becoming licensed, I worked for 3 years at the LaSalle University student counseling center.
I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD and relationship issues. My other areas of treatment specialization include adolescent and young adult psychology, coping with chronic illness and navigating divorce. I also have over two decades of experience working with LGBTQ youth and adults.