I have a special interest and passion in providing psychological assessment with individuals across the life span (ages 6-60) with particular interest in AD/HD, Learning Disorders, and differential diagnosis. I believe testing to be a therapeutic process and intervention. Hence, I desire my clients to come away from the testing experience feeling “gotten”, seen, understood, and empowered. My treatment recommendations, & accommodations (if appropriate) are straightforward, and practical. I also am committed to helping parents feel supported, understood, and well equipped with how to best move forward.
Regarding therapy, I work primarily with individuals (18+). I have extensive experience and education in the fields of psychology and spirituality. Over the last nine years I have had the great privilege to work with many individuals, across various faiths, seeking the support of therapy due to painful experiences with organized religion (i.e., religious trauma). Therapeutically other areas of interest include ADHD, women’s issues, sexual identity, parent coaching, life transitions, grief and loss, burnout, anxiety, and depression.
I received my master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Wheaton Graduate School of Psychology in Illinois and both my master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in California. I completed my 2,000-hour A.P.A doctoral internship at the University of Northern Colorado and completed my 1,700-hour post-doctoral residency here at Personal Growth Associates. My clinical experience includes work in university counseling centers, private practice, inpatient/intensive outpatient, and community mental health. I am currently preparing to sit for board licensure as a clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois.