I began my career during my undergraduate training, in which I worked as a shift supervisor and aftercare case manager for an adolescent treatment center. During graduate school, I co-facilitated a group for women with substance abuse issues and a group for parents with spirited children. I completed one of my Masters level internships at a neurobehavioral hospital, where I worked with patients with traumatic brain injuries and children with neurodevelopment disorders. I worked at an inner-city prison providing risk assessments, individual therapy, and psychological evaluations for my second Masters level internship.
My doctoral internship was completed at a combination general medical and psychiatric hospital just south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There I provided individual therapy and psychological evaluations for clients suffering from Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and personality disorders. Additionally, I co-facilitated a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-informed coping skills group for people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, and I co-led a chronic pain management group using cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness.
I began my professional career in Alaska in 2011 by providing services at Good Samaritan Counseling Center. There I conducted psychological evaluations for children, adolescents and adults, and I provided individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults suffering from depression, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and personality disorders. I had the pleasure of starting a DBT-informed coping skills group there, as well. I moved to Providence Medical Group Behavioral Health in March 2014, where I continued the coping skills group and also continued to provide psychological evaluations and individual therapy services for adolescents and adults. In January 2016, I began private practice and love working with the diverse mixture of individuals that make up the population of Anchorage, Alaska.
I am currently trained in DBT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Additionally, I have completed the Level I and II trainings for hypnosis through ASCH, and I'm certified in the diagnosis and treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders through ISST-D. Currently, I am serving as the President for the Alaska Regional Component Group for ISST-D.
401 E Fireweed Ln Suite 201 Anchorage, Alaska 99503