I am dually Board Certified as a Child/Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Specialist and a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. I have experience as an inpatient provider on a busy child/adolescent psychiatric unit, partial hospitalization program, and outpatient experience in a clinic setting. I also have a long history of treating adolescents involved with the juvenile justice system.
Areas of Special Interest
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Anxiety, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Body image issues, Chronic illness, Clients who are adopted and their families, Clients with medically complex challenges, Cultural identity, DCF involvement, Depression, Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Family Conflict (past or current), Foster care, Grief and loss, Learning disorders, LGBTQ+ children, ;Neurodiversity (developmental disorders, etc.), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct disorders, Parent coaching / parental concerns, Racial identity, Self-harming behaviors, Sleep-wake disorders, Substance use disorders, Suicidal ideation, Terminal illness (for client or for loved ones of individuals with terminal illness), Trauma and stress-related disorders, Victims of sexual violence or of sexual exploitation