I am a licensed psychologist (NC Psychology Board License #5019) who works with children, teens, and adults. Prior to starting my private practice, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, where I was involved in clinical work and research focused on developing and disseminating treatments for depression and co-occurring conditions.
I completed my undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I earned a dual Ph.D. in Child Development and Clinical Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Columbia University in New York and a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University.
My approach includes interventions that are informed by science and years of clinical practice, including:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD
Organizational Skills Training (OST) for ADHD
Parent Management Training (PMT) to support parents around responding to challenging behaviors
These approaches work best when we can develop a strong therapeutic relationship. Accordingly, I prioritize creating a warm, supportive space for us to work together toward the goals that are most important to you.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my son, and our two cats, reading, puzzling (crossword and jigsaw), and visiting the mountains and beaches of NC.