I received my master's degree in psychology in 2003 and my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2008, both from from Duquesne University. During my training I developed an integrative therapeutic style, drawing upon psychodynamic, humanistic, socio-cultural, existential, and cognitive approaches. By integrating these different perspectives, I individualize my approach to meet each client’s unique needs.
I have experience working with clients who are diverse in terms of cultural background, age, economic background, and sexual orientation. I have worked in a variety of different settings, including private practice, community mental health, hospital inpatient and outpatient, and university counseling.
I have published work on the topic of therapist training and diversity, as well as on group therapy and research. I am an active member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society, and the American Psychological Association.