In my practice, I strive to build a warm, non-judgmental environment where we can collaboratively examine difficult emotions, understand ongoing issues, and set goals for change. I help clients identify patterns of thought or behavior that contribute to stress and get in the way of growth and life satisfaction. I also help couples develop a closer, more stable relationship by improving communication skills, increasing positive emotions, and encouraging acceptance.
More About My Practice
My treatment approach draws from effective, scientifically-supported treatments including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral activation (BA), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Generally, my approach focuses on current patterns and problems rather than early life experiences. I believe effective treatment extends beyond the therapy room with my clients testing their beliefs and trying out new skills between sessions. Together, we will review your progress, celebrating successes and addressing challenges.
In individual therapy, I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, life transitions, and stress management in adults. I also enjoy working with couples to improve their relationship satisfaction. I have specialized training in treating depression during and after pregnancy. My research as a college professor focuses on depression and stress in young adults and informs my clinical work with college students.
Education and Career Background
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
M. A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
B. A. in Psychology and Spanish, Duke University
Associate Professor of Psychology, Colby College (2017-present)
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Colby College (2010 – 2017)
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mood Disorders and Perinatal Mental Health, Brown University and Butler Hospital (2008 – 2010)
- Pre-doctoral Intern, Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium