I completed my Ph.D. in 2004 at Bowling Green State University in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Medicine. Then, I finished my training at the Seattle VA Medical Center, concentrating my work in medical psychology, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After receiving my degree, I settled in the Portland area and completed a residency in comprehensive rehabilitation services, working with individuals and their families coping with the effects of brain, neurologic, and orthopedic injuries. Over the course of my career, I have developed expertise in the treatment of emotional adjustment challenges associated with neurological and medical conditions, caregiver stress, depression, anxiety, stress, demanding personal and professional lives, and personal growth.
On a personal note, I love living in the Pacific Northwest and appreciate everything it has to offer my family, from the lush green, temperate environment to the many activities and events in the Portland area. When I'm not at work, I'm spending time with my family, exercising, reading, or enjoying the many family friendly activities in the area.