I am a Florida and Nevada State dually Licensed Psychologist with many years of extensive clinical experience.
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. I have worked in various treatment settings, including an Autism center, inpatient hospital settings, outpatient settings, university settings, and child/adolescent psychiatric centers.
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 the factors that 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.
I believe that a positive therapeutic relationship can facilitate opportunities for insight, growth, and personal fulfillment. My unique treatment 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 treatment plan is tailor made.
Developing a trusting relationship with your therapist is of utmost importance. It is critical that you feel safe addressing any issues that prevent you from living a life that is filled with happiness and fulfillment. Because the therapeutic relationship is essential to your success in therapy, I am happy to offer you a free 20 minute consultation to determine if we are a good fit working together.