Staff Psychologist / BIPoC Specialist
What I do
I have experience working in a variety of diverse clinical settings and really value getting to work with people coming from different circumstances and areas of want or need. I find a lot of purpose and joy in walking with the people I work with to navigate the following areas of life: Adoption/foster care experience, Refugee or other international experience, identity discovery/processing (racial, LGBTQIA+, religion/spirituality), life transitions, trauma (identity, relational, or society focused), depression, couples work, and family conflict.
My training was geared towards doing general collaborative work with clients with medical or forensic concerns, couples and family therapy, and clients in crisis. Most recently, I completed my post-doctoral residency here at the HCC and before that, I was at Regis University also working with college students. I often embark on therapeutic journeys with clients through an integrative systemic and multicultural lens. I truly believe that it can be really hard to work towards change without also paying attention to the ways in which everyone’s individual identities interact with the society they are a part of. Being a queer, woman of color, I understand that it matters the ways in which we move through the world, both in how we see ourselves and with how others may perceive us to be.
- PsyD: Counseling Psychology from Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021
- MS: Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2017
- BA: Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 2015