I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual therapy to adults and adolescents. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and negative body image as well as anxiety, depression, relational concerns, and trauma.
I work to create a warm, collaborative, and accepting space in therapy to foster increased insight, self-exploration, and positive growth. I am dedicated to empowering my clients to access their inner strengths and to navigate through their distress with increased purpose and fulfillment.
My approach to treatment is integrative and ultimately tailored to each individual’s unique needs. I incorporate evidence-based approaches [i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)] along with relational psychodynamic and mindfulness-based techniques. I also utilize the new empirically-validated treatment for bulimia, Integrative Cognitive and Affective Therapy (ICAT).
I earned both my Master's and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta. I have ten years of experience working in both college counseling and eating disorder settings as well as conducting learning disability, ADHD, and psychological evaluations. I completed my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency at the Student Health & Counseling Center at Portland State University, also serving on the Eating Disorder Treatment Team. I was the Staff Psychologist at Marin Vista Health & Wellness Center's intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) eating disorder treatment program for several years.
When I'm not in the office, I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially hiking and skiing, and in the past, riding horses. I am a travel buff and love exploring new places and cultures around the world. The Pacific Northwest is my original home, but many other places in the country have become near and dear to me as well.