I am a clinical psychologist, and I have been licensed in Georgia since 2010 and in Florida since 2015. I also obtained licensure in Iowa in 2022. My educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology from Agnes Scott College, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. I am also board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. My graduate work included specialized training, supervised experience and research in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Greater Hartford Psychology Internship Consortium in Hartford, Connecticut. I also completed a Health Psychology Post-doctoral Residency at the West Haven Veteran’s Healthcare System in West Haven, Connecticut. During my post-doctoral residency, I received training in the treatment of substance use disorders and the management of health-related conditions. I really enjoy helping people overcome their fears, improve their health, reach their goals, and live a better life! I also enjoy helping people work through barriers that prevent lifestyle change and helping people discover ways to make lasting changes that will improve their emotional and physical health! If you want to make a change for the better and are willing to try something different, you’re in the right place!
I have an evidence-based approach to treatment, which means that I apply the most current scientific research to my practice with patients. I also monitor treatment progress across sessions to know how well treatment is working and to determine if adjustments need to be made. I have a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Learning ways to change the way you think, will influence how you feel and what you do. Understanding these links will provide the basis for feeling better and living better. Scientific research has CBT to treat many conditions and disorders very effectively.
I specifically use a Transdiagnostic CBT (T-CBT) approach. T-CBT is an evidence-based treatment that enables me to treat multiple anxiety disorders and its related conditions at the same time. It’s an approach that is grounded in science and it involves treating the common underlying causes of the conditions rather than just managing their symptoms. Other majors benefit of T-CBT are that it cost-effective and time-efficient.
I also use other evidence-based interventions, in addition to CBT, to help patients make important changes in their lives. I believe it is necessary to shape treatment to meet the needs of the individual rather than use a one-size fits all model.