My therapeutic style is warm and supportive. I strive to create an environment in which clients feel they can allow themselves to be fully honest. I work collaboratively with clients to determine the areas in which they may desire change to improve their relationships and lives. I enjoy working with clients with a wide variety of concerns, and my main areas of expertise include depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment to chronic illness/injury, insomnia, sexual abuse, trauma, sexual health concerns, and relationship difficulties.
I practice from an interpersonal framework, which means that I view the relationship between myself and my clients as one of the central parts of healing. It is a place to find out what is not working in the person's life and to try out new skills. Within that framework, I use several therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems, and psychoanalytic therapy.
University of Texas at Austin, PhD, 2017
Hunter College CUNY, MA, 2011
New York University, BA, 2007
TRAINING & Experience
I completed my doctoral training in the UT Austin Clinical Psychology Program, including research training in the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory. My clinical psychology internship was at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System where I worked with veterans suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, spinal cord injuries, and sexual difficulties. My clinical psychology post-doctoral fellowship was at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System where I continued my work with veterans. I also completed post-doctoral training in sex therapy with Dr. Penny Frohlich, Licensed Clinical Psychologist.