I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults dealing with a range of mental health concerns and life stressors, including: anxiety disorders; mood disorders; peer, romantic, and family relationship concerns; academic and job concerns; multicultural concerns; and concerns related to life transitions and adjustment. I specialize in group therapy and in working with individuals who have experienced loss. I also have specific training and experience in working with college students and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.
I see therapy as a collaborative process between client and clinician. Providing the best care requires a flexible approach informed by research, multicultural considerations, and the needs of each client. I have found my identity as a psychologist to be integrative, with foundations in relational and client-centered theories. I strive to create a supportive, compassionate, and affirming space where clients feel deeply heard, understood, and respected. I also draw from a variety of evidence-based approaches, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Using these approaches, I help clients identify and develop a greater awareness and understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I then help them learn and practice new ways of responding to their distress. My overall goal is to help clients develop the tools they need to cope with challenges in their lives and build resiliency over time.
I am originally from the greater Detroit area. I received my B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan. I then received my M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Delaware’s Center for Counseling and Student Development. When not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, painting, drawing, and spending time with family and friends.