Education and Experience
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. Throughout my training, I had the opportunity to work in a range of settings including behavioral health centers, schools, inpatient psychiatric units, and hospitals.
Following licensure, 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. My teaching experiences over the years have been at both at the undergraduate and graduate levels with classes focused on psychological assessment, clinical psychology, case consultation, attachment theory and adolescent development. I have also developed a specialization in immigration-focused evaluations and I conduct pro-bono evaluations through HealthRight International and Physicians for Human Rights for asylum seekers.
For the past several years, I have trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, a well-researched and highly effective approach to couples therapy. EFT incorporates what we know about how people connect in significant relationships with interventions that are experiential and humanistic. My deep dive into EFT has also informed my approach in other areas of my practice. I view the core dilemma bringing most of my clients to treatment as stemming from a disruption in their ability to get certain essential needs met, such as feeling worthy, valued, and seen by important others in their lives.
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.
I am a member of the following organizations:
- Philadelphia Society for Clinical Psychologists
- Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
- International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Philadelphia Center for EFT