I hold a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from a program that emphasized empirically-supported treatments. I have been practicing psychotherapy for nearly 20 years.

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

Education

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 (Miller & Rollnick)
Clinical Supervisor: Sue Mirch-Kretschmann, Ph.D.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Hayes)
Clinical Supervisor: Darrah Westrup, Ph.D.

 

Licenses

2010-present Licensed Clinical Psychologist
California, License Number PSY23535

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