I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, magna cum laude with high honors, from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Georgia State University, then moved to New York City.
First, I worked as a behavior specialist and clinician at YAI for six years where I learned about services available in New York. Next, I was a clinician and coordinator of the social learning program as well as a member of the faculty for almost a decade at NYU Child Study Center/NYU Medical Center. I have been licensed as a mental health counselor in New York State for over ten years.
Since moving upstate, I have served as the clinical director for one of the first mobile crisis teams for the dually diagnosed. In the Hudson Valley, I have also served as the regional director of a behavioral health department for an agency serving families in outpatient clinics.
I’m excited to now expand my practice to offer both individual and group services to clients and their family members in the Hudson Valley. I also enjoy consulting for schools and agencies about incorporating social learning and emotional regulation skills into their programs.
I use evidence based approaches that are known to be effective. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people work on changing thinking patterns and behaviors. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) helps people explore their values and life directions as well as use mindfulness to make changes. I work individually with pre-teens to adults and facilitate groups for the same age groups.