About Me
I am a licensed psychologist-doctorate with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.  I have 21 years of experience as a therapist and have been in private practice in Vermont for 14 years. I am also an associate professor at Saint Michael's College, where I teach in both the undergraduate psychology and graduate clinical psychology programs and engage in research and scholarly writing related to my areas of expertise: psychotherapy, psychological distress and trauma, marriage and relationship functioning, and motherhood.

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center
Predoctoral Internship, San Francisco VA Medical Center
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Montana
B.A. in Psychology, University of California at Santa Cruz

During my graduate and pre- and post-doctoral years, I received advanced specialized training in couple and family therapy, trauma and the treatment of PTSD, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for borderline personality disorder.  A specialty I developed once established in Vermont is post-partum depression and the adjustment to parenthood.  Many of my clients, both individuals and couples, are navigating the difficult terrain of early parenthood.
Professional and Academic Affiliations

American Psychological Association, member
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, member
Associate Professor of Psychology, Saint Michael's College

In addition to regularly attending conferences, conventions, and workshops to remain an active learner  and to enhance my skillset as a therapist, my roles as an educator and a scholar also ensure that I bring to the therapy room a strong, nuanced, and up-to-date understanding of the efficacy of different therapeutic approaches. 

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