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About Me

I am proud to call Columbus, Ohio, home, and to have grown up in a community that values mental health care so extensively. I was fortunate enough to have my initial exposure to psychology through volunteer positions at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital, before beginning the course of study, training, and practice that has brought me to where I am today. 

I received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Brandeis University, outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Following completion of my undergraduate degree, I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, engaging in clinical research with youth and families that solidified my passion for evidence-based psychological services. 

I remained on the east coast for graduate school, pursuing my Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology at St. John's University, in Queens, New York. Training in New York City was a once in a lifetime experience that prepared me for the many complexities of mental health care with youth, adults and families. During my time as a doctoral student, I was engaged in a trauma-focused clinical research program for four years, providing me with the mentorship and depth of experience to truly understand the importance of trauma-focused care. Additionally, I was able to gain intensive, invaluable training in a community mental health clinic, a child and adolescent state hospital, and in academic medical center outpatient, inpatient, and school-based programming. It was these experiences that taught me to provide high quality mental health care, in real-world settings. 

Following completion of my degree, I sought out additional postdoctoral training within a child and adolescent private practice on Long Island, New York. Here, I gained experience in the private practice setting under the mentorship and supervision of talented child and adolescent psychologists. 

Following obtaining my independent licensure, I served as Attending Psychologist within the Child Comprehensive Psychiatric  Emergency Program at Bellevue Hospital in New York, New York. During my tenure at Bellevue, I had the opportunity to provide direct clinical care, supervise those in training, and engage in program development within this specialized service that provides high quality emergency psychiatric care to youth in crisis. It was at Bellevue that my passion for diagnostic assessment with a critical eye grew, and I carry the hundreds of evaluations I performed there into my work today. While at Bellevue Hospital, I served as a Clinical Assistant Professor within the New York University (NYU) Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

When life brought my family and I back to Columbus, Ohio, I had the honor to work at Nationwide Children's Hospital as a Licensed Psychologist within their Acute Care Psychology team. There, I continued my work with children and families in crisis on an evaluation and treatment basis. I also had the opportunity to help train the next group of talented psychologists-in-training to continue this important work. While at Nationwide Children's, I served as a Clinical Assistant Professor within The Ohio State University Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. 

I am immensely grateful for the training and practice experiences that have brought me to where I am today. In my private practice, I provide evidence-based evaluation and treatment in the following specialty areas:

  • Evaluation Specializations Areas:

    • ADHD

    • Learning challenges

    • School-related anxiety

    • Giftedness

    • Diagnostic clarification for treatment planning

    • Pre-adoptive evaluations​

  • Therapy Specialization Areas:​

    • Anxiety​

    • Stress

    • Trauma

    • Grief

    • OCD

    • Parent Consultation

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