I have a Doctorate degree in Psychology from Nottingham University, UK and MA in mental health and disability studies from Flinders University of South Australia. My postdoctoral studies at UMB university, Boston focused on women’s mental health and disabilities issues. For over 20 years, I have worked in clinical settings as a mental health provider and clinical supervisor for MA, and BS students.
Areas of Special Interest
ADHD, Anxiety, Aging, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Bipolar disorders, Body image issues, Caregivers, Career coaching, Clients who are adopted and their families, Chronic illness, Cultural identity, Chronic pain / pain management, DCF involvement, Depression, Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Eating and feeding disorders, Family conflicts (past or current), Financial / business concerns, Foster care, Grief and loss, Medically complex clients, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parent coaching / parental concerns, Physical disabilities and/or limitations, Postpartum depression / postpartum challenges, Racial identity, Self-harming behaviors, Somatic symptom disorders, Suicidal ideation, Terminal illness (for client or for loved ones of individuals with terminal illness), Trauma and stress-related disorders, Women’s issues, Workplace challenges / harassment, Victims of sexual violence or of sexual exploitation
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychotherapy, Positive psychology, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational interviewing, Play therapy, Trauma-focused (CBT or general), Health at every size (HAES)