After earning a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the University of Denver, I completed my internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. I have trained and practiced in a range of settings including behavioral health centers, schools, inpatient psychiatric units, and hospitals.
I have extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), a well-researched and highly effective approach to couples therapy and am Certified as an EFT therapist. I also have training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Penn Center for Mindfulness, and Posttraumatic Stress Management and Psychological First Aid through the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health.
I have consistently sought out opportunities to expand my clinical skills and thinking. This approach has built my capacity to effectively collaborate and help shift seemingly intractable patterns in people’s lives.
For several years, I served as a clinical supervisor and intake director with The Therapy Center of Philadelphia (formerly The Women’s Therapy Center), a non-profit organization committed to providing high-quality and affordable psychotherapy. Since that time, I developed a specialization in immigration-focused evaluations. I conduct pro-bono evaluations through Physicians for Human Rights and HealthRight International for asylum seekers. My teaching experiences at the undergraduate and graduate level have included classes focused on psychological assessment, clinical psychology, case consultation, attachment theory and adolescent development.
Taken together, my professional experiences have reinforced my commitment to social justice issues, and working with clients from diverse backgrounds. As an independent practitioner, I have the privilege of autonomy to practice in ways that preserve each person’s humanity and tailor treatment to each person’s needs.
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