I am a licensed psychologist providing telehealth services, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I completed my doctoral studies at Marquette University, my internship at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, Tennessee, and my postgraduate training in Buffalo, New York. I’m licensed in Wisconsin, Illinois, and New York. Through PSYPACT, I’m able to provide telehealth services to people residing in 35+ other states.

I work with adults, primarily ages 20+. My specialties include neurodiversity, adult ADHD/Autism, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I enjoy helping people as they navigate life’s many changes, such as graduations, relocation, marriage/divorce, parenthood, career changes, launching adult children, grief/loss, and retirement. 

Although I do not perform ADHD or Autism evaluations, I enjoy working with adults who are self-diagnosed or formally diagnosed, particularly on social and emotional concerns.

I also have an interest in working with individuals in academia, from grad students through emeritus professors. Some of the unique stressors in academia that can lead to stress, depression, or anxiety include applying for tenure, balancing teaching-research-service requirements, finishing a thesis/dissertation, department interpersonal issues, and dealing with imposter syndrome.

Outside of work, I am a busy mother of three. I enjoy visiting museums, attending theater performances, and reading classic literature.

Practice Model

In my practice, all sessions are conducted via telehealth. I use a secure online platform called SimplePractice, a HIPAA-compliant electronic health record and telehealth service. At this time, I only provide individual psychotherapy.

I tend to use a short-term approach to therapy. However, there are situations when long-term therapy is appropriate, and I do have some clients who are seen for a year or longer. We start out with weekly or biweekly visits. Once we see symptoms improving or behavior changes becoming consistent, we move to a monthly visit. At some point we decide that the treatment episode is complete and services end. I always welcome my clients to reach out in the future if new concerns arise. 

 

Therapeutic Approach

My goal as a psychologist is to be warm, supportive, and accepting. A strong working alliance between client and therapist is linked to success in therapy, and I really find it is helpful to take time to foster that relationship from the beginning. 

I am primarily influenced by humanistic approaches to psychotherapy, in particular person-centered therapy. I also use elements of CBT, but I’ve found that cognitive and behavioral strategies sometimes need modification to meet the needs of neurodiverse individuals. I utilize some mindfulness techniques as well.

 

Education/Training

  • 2010 – PhD, Marquette University, Counseling Psychology
  • 2003 – MA, Marquette University, Community Counseling
  • 2000 – BA, Marquette University, Psychology

Licensure

  • Wisconsin – 2015 to present
  • Illinois – 2012 to present
  • New York – 2012 to present