I am a Florida State Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Business Consultant and International Life Coach.
After growing up in Iowa, I moved to New York to pursue my lifelong passion and goal of becoming a psychologist. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University: C.W. Post. Since 2005, I have been working with clients spanning a wide range of goals and needs. I have worked in various inpatient and outpatient treatment settings, including university settings, and child/adolescent psychiatric centers and hospitals. Since 2013, I have worked in private practice.
In addition to the more traditional treatment settings I have worked in, I also gained expertise through the completion of various research projects. My dissertation looked at differences in self-esteem and its impact on choices we make while interacting with others. Another research project studied couples and which factors contribute to successful and healthy relationships.
I have served as a consultant for corporations to provide on-site and off-site therapy for employees. I have also given presentations on a variety of topics including marriage enhancement seminars, how to find lasting happiness, de-stressing in a chaotic world, and dating strategies to find your lifelong partner.
Despite my training in a conventional doctoral program and clinical settings, I felt like I was still missing something. I found that therapy was slow-moving and I really wanted to offer my clients faster results with more practical strategies. That led me to train with some of the world's top coaches.
Psychologists are known to study human pathology and diagnose people into limiting boxes. But my passion is for human potential--who you truly are deep down, perhaps buried beneath a few layers that need lifting. What if you could learn how to magnify each of your current strengths double, triple or tenfold?
How many times have you had a wish, a fleeting thought, that travels to the back of your mind...? Something like: "It would be so nice to ___" or "One day I would love to ___"? Yet months or years fly by and you still do not know what steps to take to reach your goal.
Do you believe that life happens TO you or that you get to create your life? If the latter, then are you ready to learn precisely which steps are needed to design your ultimate destiny?
If you are ready to move from where you are NOW to where you want to BE, then let’s begin the journey!
I believe that a positive therapeutic or coaching relationship can facilitate opportunities for insight, growth, and personal fulfillment. My unique style focuses on helping clients clarify their personal goals, recognize their strengths, and develop the specific tools they need to move forward in their lives to create lasting changes. My expertise pulls from an integrative approach, which means that I do not believe “one size fits all.” Depending on who is in front of me and what the needs are, each road map is tailor-made.
Developing a trusting relationship with your psychologist/coach is of utmost importance. It is critical that you feel like you click with the person you are choosing to help guide you and that they truly understand exactly what you need in order to successfully create a life that is filled with happiness and fulfillment. Therefore, I am happy to offer you a free 20-minute consultation to determine if we are a good fit working together.
Maybe you have been waiting years, trying out a variety of roads, but NOW is the time to learn your personal road map to success.
Are you ready to unleash your potential? Contact me to get started!