I hold a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.

I have specialty expertise in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use, panic and agoraphobia, social anxiety, depression, and insomnia. I also have expertise in working with LGBTQ populations.


Expertise & Training


Psychology Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Department of Psychology

University of Missouri – St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Dissertation Chair: Patricia A. Resick, Ph.D.


Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship

Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Training Program

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Psychology Service, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC


M.A., Psychology

Department of Psychology

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Thesis Advisor: Charles Richman, Ph.D.


B.A., Psychology & Sociology

Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA


Additional Specialized Training

Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Resick & Chard)

Clinical Supervisor: Patricia A. Resick, Ph.D.


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression (J. Beck)

Clinical Supervisor: Ann M. Steffen, Ph.D.


Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression (Lejuez & Hopko)

Clinical Supervisor: Ron Acierno, Ph.D.


Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic (Barlow & Craske)

Clinical Supervisor: Ron Acierno, Ph.D.


Multi-Channel Exposure Therapy for Panic & PTSD (Resnick & Falsetti)

Clinical Supervisor: Heidi Resnick, Ph.D.


Motivational Interviewing

Clinical Supervisor: Sue Mirch-Kretschmann, Ph.D.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Clinical Supervisor: Darrah Westrup, Ph.D.



2010-present       Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California, License Number 23535

2004-2013           Licensed Clinical Psychologist, South Carolina, License Number 956