I was born and raised in sunny Florida and obtained my Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1993. I headed west to Texas to pursue a doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the distinguished Texas Tech University. In 1998, I moved to Richmond, Virginia to complete my pre-doctoral internship at VCU. In 1999, I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
For the next five years, I worked for the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, providing a wide variety of psychological services, some of which included individual therapy, couples counseling, group therapy, evaluations and workshops. I also had the opportunity to supervise other clinicians.
Seeking to develop a more consistent approach to long-term care with my clients, I went into private practice in 2004. My practice is strongly influenced by a cognitive-behavioral approach. In other words, I focus on the way our thoughts and emotions are impacting our everyday life and actions. By increasing awareness of these internal experiences, we can work together to develop and implement tools and methods that will lead to a more healthy and productive life.