I earned a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, completing post-doctoral training at Rosewood Ranch, a residential eating disorder center in Wickenburg, Arizona, after my internship at West Valley Family Development Center in Avondale, Arizona, providing individual and family therapy, psychological and neuropsychological assessments, and clinical supervision.
I completed a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Phoenix, spending my internship treating children and adolescents struggling with behavioral, psychological and emotional issues in the Phoenix area, and have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University.
In 2008, I became an independent Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona with specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing from the EMDR Institute, Inc. and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
As an LPC at The Meadows, a residential trauma and addiction rehabilitation center in Wickenburg, Arizona, I trained and worked alongside world-renowned authors and clinicians, Pia Mellody and Claudia Black on how to approach trauma and addiction in the group setting. and provided individual therapy in an outpatient clinic.
As a Case Manager at Value Options under the Maricopa County’s Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA), treating serious mental illnesses I saw first hand the need for more specialized training for effective intervention.
During my enlistment in the US Army the travel and experience of other cultures helped ground me and prepare me for struggles I faced in my personal and professional life, this included dealing with high stress situations.
In addition to my psychological practice I work as a disaster mental health volunteer with the American Red Cross providing emotional support and crisis intervention to disaster survivors impacted by disasters ranging from single family fires to large national disasters.
I am a member of the Arizona Psychological Association where I co-chaired the Student Affairs Committee and a member of the Ethics Committee.
I am a speaker for the Second Saturday Divorce workshop addressing emotional and family issues arising during or after the divorce process to rebuild self-esteem.
I dedicate my private life to family and engaging in my own self-care. Finding my own balance is essential in my own ability to work with others in this field.
Arizona State University
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