I work with families to capitalize on strengths. My work with families started as a licensed clinical social worker in 2003. I wanted more tools to assist families, so I returned to graduate school. In 2013, I became a licensed (clinical)psychologist with children.
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from George Fox University, and my masters in social work from the University of North Carolina. I completed pre- doctoral clinical trainings within both the Neurodevelopmental and Family Medicine clinics at Oregon Health Sciences University.
I had specialized training through an APA-accredited internship, and Early Childhood fellowship in clinical child psychology at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. I am currently licensed in North Carolina as a licensed psychologist.
I use an empirically-based, practical approaches to assess your child’s emotional and behavioral health. However, the surrounding environmental factors may be a contributing factor. Because a multidisciplinary approach is valued, I collaborate with other health professionals.
My approach involves utilizing a biopsychosocial model. As such, I assess for a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, learning differences, feeding and sleeping difficulties, habit disorders, and developmental delays. I also specialize in administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) to assess for autism-related concerns.
“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.”
― Gever Tulley