About Me

photoI earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas.  I am a licensed clinical psychologist with my practice based in Oro Valley.  I work with adults and adolescents (ages 13+).

I primarily practice from a cognitive behavioral perspective working with individuals who may struggle with anxiety, depression, mood-related disorders, emotion regulation, grief, adjustment issues, assertiveness, interpersonal problems, trauma-related concerns including post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.   Additionally, I incorporate breathing and mindfulness techniques to help facilitate growth and progress in psychotherapy.

I have specialized training in health psychology which includes working with clients at the intersection of physical and mental health.  This may include stress or other emotional difficulties associated with a range of medical illnesses. I have a special interest in treating sleep-related problems such as insomnia through behavioral techniques known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.  (Visit the “Sleep Treatment” page under “Services” tab to learn more about this treatment.)

Recent psychological research has suggested it is impossible to separate the mind from the body, and in order to achieve overall wellness it is essential to treat the whole person.  I would love to help you in your journey towards improved wellness.

 

Read more about me on my Psychology Today profile