I am a licensed psychologist and researcher in the state of Arizona. I have dedicated my career to understanding how we cope with loss in the various forms that it comes in. My private practice specializes in two areas that many people experience in their lifetime: grief/loss, and coping with chronic illness. My research focuses on learning more about the ways people experience grief and loss, and similarly, how individuals and families navigate chronic disease management.
I earned my PhD in clinical psychology, with a specialty in health psychology and Complicated Grief, at the University of Arizona. I have worked with individuals with cancer and a variety of other chronic illnesses. I completed my predoctoral internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and postdoctoral fellowship at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Since 2012, I have maintained a program of clinical research studying the psychological and biological characteristics of bereavement and Complicated Grief. I have specialized training in Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
When working with you I will take an approach supported by science and, most importantly, I emphasize collaboration and openness as the foundation of our work together. If you believe I can be helpful, please get in touch. I look forward to working with you.
License: AZ PSY-005154
Education: Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology, University of Arizona, Master of Arts, (M.A.) in Psychology, University of Arizona.
Advanced Education: Health Psychology, Grief and Loss, Behavioral Medicine
Treatment Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Third Wave CBT therapies (ACT), Complicated Grief Therapy, Integrative.