I am a licensed psychologist in practice in the Atlanta and Decatur areas. I have experience working with people with a variety of presenting issues whose backgrounds and experiences reflect diversity in its many forms.
My therapy work is grounded in an interpersonal approach and is highly integrative. This means that I regard relationships as fundamental to our experiences as people. Similarly, I view the therapeutic relationship as paramount to the therapeutic process as well as a core avenue for growth and healing. My interpersonal approach to therapy draws on some of my personal characteristics, which include sincerity, compassion, authenticity, warmth, and nonjudgment. I am flexible and creative, and I consistently integrate other therapeutic approaches into my work based on an individual’s needs and context. Some of the therapeutic approaches that I typically incorporate into my work include humanistic, cognitive behavioral, attachment, dialectical behavioral, and experiential therapy orientations. My work can be described as collaborative, respectful, empowering, and responsive to an individual’s needs in the moment and over time. I appreciate that it is important that my work is effective for you. I maintain an ongoing dialogue with my clients about our work together, so that we can stay focused on your goals and assess our progress.
Education and Training:
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, 2012-2013
APA-Approved Internship, Emory University Student Counseling Center, 2011-2012
PsyD, Doctorate of Psychology, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, 2012
MA, Master of Arts in Psychology, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, 2009
BA, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Emory University, 2004
I am an adjunct professor at Mercer University School of Medicine.