I utilize Family Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Additionally, I find it important to integrate other tools from therapies including acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
I believe therapy can be a safe place to make connections between thoughts, feelings, and physical reactions that have otherwise been feared and avoided. As such, therapy can help an individual become empowered to shape their narrative and live authentically.
I obtained my doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University where my research focused on athletes and adjustment to college. I completed my clinical training with an APA-Accredited internship at North Carolina State Counseling Center with an eating-disorder focus. I have completed formalized training and supervised experience in the treatment of symptoms resulting from trauma including PTSD.
Prior to joining Eating and Behavioral Health Associates, I was a counseling psychologist in the Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services center where I was coordinator of the Eating Disorder Support Team and the Body Project, a campus-wide peer-education program encouraging body acceptance and activism against the appearance ideal. I’ve also provided supervision to pre-doctoral and masters’ level clinicians and have provided a variety of presentations at national conferences and universities related to weight and eating-related issues in athletes, mental health, and therapeutic processes.
American Psychological Association
- Member of Division 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology)
- Past President of Running Psychologists and Executive Committee Member
- Member of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology)
Ohio Psychological Association