I am a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Colorado and worked as a Licensed Psychological Associate in North Carolina from 2005 until my move to Colorado in 2014.
Education and Training
I earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology in 2005, preceded by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1997 from Appalachian State University.
I am trained in EMDR levels I & II through the EMDR Institute and have completed additional Advanced Level training.
After becoming licensed I worked as a Staff Psychologist (levels I and II) at New River Behavioral Healthcare in Boone, NC for four years. While there I provided individual adult, child, and family therapy. I performed access and triage services, conducted intake assessments, cognitive and personality assessments, and treatment coordination. During that time I also worked as a school-based therapist, leader of a parenting group for parents of tweens, and assisted as a co-leader in both DBT and Intensive Outpatient Therapy groups.
I left the community mental health setting to form an association of independent practitioners. There I practiced individual and group therapy specializing in the treatment of trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, transitional and phase-of-life issues. I served for three years as the leader of several grant-funded therapeutic groups for sexual abuse and assault survivors through the local domestic violence shelter. I also created and led a DBT-informed skills group.
I have taught courses in Psychology as an Adjunct Instructor at Appalachian State University, Caldwell Community College and Front Range Community College. These courses include Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, Human Growth & Development, and Human Sexuality.