I am a licensed clinical psychologist who treats adolescents, adults and couples. My area of clinical focus includes the treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and substance use disorders. Other common presentations that I work with include adjustment to life changes, academic, interpersonal or family of origin difficulties and behavioral health issues such as insomnia, chronic pain and healthy weight management.
My approach to treatment is within a cognitive-behavioral framework. This means that I work with the patient to identify and modify patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are contributing to current difficulties. I also have specialized training and a strong interest in the use of mindfulness-based techniques. Mindfulness is an approach to interacting with one’s thoughts, emotions and environment that is present focused and without judgment. This approach is found to have a range of beneficial outcomes such as increased well-being, resiliency and decreased anxiety and stress.
I completed my undergraduate work at Georgetown University in 2005. I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Ohio University in 2013 under the mentorship of Dr. John P. Garske. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC and my post-doctoral training at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI.
I joined Behavior Therapy Associates when I moved to Albuquerque in 2015. I am accepting new patients and accept most major insurances in addition to self-pay options.