I am a licensed psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) and the Athens Area Psychological Association (AAPA). I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, The University of Georgia with a Masters of Education in Community Counseling and The University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I have been in private practice in the Athens Area since July 2011. For almost 7 years prior to moving into private practice, I worked at Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at the University Health Center at The University of Georgia where I was also the testing coordinator. Prior to moving back to Athens in 2003, I worked for a year in private practice in State College, PA and worked part-time at the counseling center at Penn State University. I did a postdoctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Outpatient Department of Neuropsychology in Baltimore, MD, and had a clinical appointment at the John's Hopkins School of Medicine. The main focus of my fellowship was Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disorder (LD) assessment for children ages 6-18 years.
I really enjoy assessment and provide testing for children and adolescents (ages 6-18), college students, and adults mainly when the question is ADHD vs. depression vs. anxiety (or to rule out learning disorders--screener for LD, not full evaluations). I have experience in and enjoy working with adolescents, young adults/college/graduate students, and adults in individual, group, couples and family therapy. I often work with my therapy clients who have ADHD or ADHD symptoms on coping skills, organizational skills, etc., within the therapy session. Aside from ADHD and LD, I have experience working with grief issues, relationship concerns, LGBT issues, pregnancy/infant loss, adjustment, phase of life concerns, career concerns, depression and anxiety. I put a lot of value in establishing a trusting relationship with clients and work within a client-centered and interpersonal framework to provide a safe, non-judgmental place for clients to engage in healing and growth.