I am a clinical psychologist credentialed by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Honor Society in Psychology and the Association for the Development of the Person Centered Approach.
I received my Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Andrews University and my Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. I completed my internship at a psychoanalytic private practice in Louisville, KY and my fellowship at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI, where I received advanced training in the treatment of anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I have been working in the health services field since 1994. My first experience was providing direct care services to individuals with developmental disabilities in residential group homes and later providing hospice care to terminally-ill patients.
As a psychologist, I have provided services to individuals in various clinical settings: community counseling centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics and a maximum security prison. I identify as a "generalist," which simply means I treat a broad range of mental health diagnoses (e.g., depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, etc.). However, I also specialize in the treatment of addiction, trauma, OCD and personality disorders.
I typically provide individual psychotherapy but will often expand this to family or couples therapy if clinically indicated. I also have specialized training in group psychotherapy and advanced group leadership.
In addition to my clinical practice, I actively engage with elected officials and government agencies to advocate for practical, person-centered public policy that increases access to mental health services by specifically identifying overly burdensome and inefficient regulations that are not clinically supported and interfere with timely delivery of services.