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My goal is to create a therapeutic space and relationship in which you feel safe and open to exploring past experiences, relationships, and identities that may be influencing the reasons you sought therapy.  We will work together collaboratively as you move towards greater self-understanding, self-compassion, behavioral changes, and more fulfilling relationships

More About My Practice

My therapeutic style is collaborative, direct, and warm. I integrate several different therapeutic approaches, including interpersonal (e.g., focusing on relationship patterns, including in the relationship between therapist and client), psychodynamic (e.g., fostering deep emotional self-awareness and understanding of the influence of past experiences on present behavior), and cognitive-behavioral (e.g., identifying and challenging negative self-talk, fostering coping skills) orientations.

My Specialties

I primarily work with individual adults who are experiencing emotional distress (e.g., anxiety, depression), grief and loss, relationship issues, or adjusting to life changes (e.g., family changes, career & college transitions). Additionally, I am experienced with identity-based work (e.g., sexual orientation, gender identity, immigrant identities).

Education and Career Background

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University 

  • M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University

  • B.A. in Psychology from State University of New York, College at Geneseo

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester, University Counseling Center (2018-2019)

  • Pre-Doctoral Internship, University of Rochester, University Counseling Center (2017-2018)