I received my Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Biology and Psychology at the State University of New York in Buffalo. I completed my Masters and Doctoral degrees in Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Northern Arizona University. I am also trained in Gottman Couples Therapy through the Gottman Institute and I am a Certified Mediator.
In addition to providing client care, I am also very involved in our training program. I provide individual supervision to doctoral interns and emerging professionals who are working on licensure, in addition to providing special interest supervision. I provide supervision of supervision to those who are also contributing to our training program and facilitate the Psychological Assessment Seminar.
I approach therapy from a systems perspective, as all of us are impacted by and impact those within our family systems and other systems. I also draw on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Feminist, and Buddhist approaches. My work is also influenced by Interpersonal Process Therapy, as I often use the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for healing. My supervision style is based on the developmental model (IDM) of supervision, beginning at the trainee’s level of experience and increasing skills throughout the training experience. I view supervision as a collaborative process, via mentor/mentee model with an expansion of independence based on the level of increasing expertise on the part of the trainee.
I love the outdoors, camping, hiking, animals, music, and talking to people. When I am away from the Counseling Center I am usually enjoying the outdoors!