I am a clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults in the Charlotte area for over 15 years. My areas of specialty include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, anxiety and depression. I especially enjoy working with teenagers, young adults and their family.
I have extensive experience in DBT and have led DBT group for teens and their families for over ten years. DBT can be an effective form of therapy for individuals that struggle with emotional regulation, self-harm behaviors, and depression/anxiety.
In addition to therapy, I also provide academic and psychological assessment. These assessments help in identifying potential learning or attention differences and provide recommendations on how to best help your child be successful in the classroom.
As a therapist, my approach is warm, directive and interactive. I believe it's important in working with children and adolescents, that family is involved, as appropriate, in the process.
I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Counseling Center at Clemson University and completed a postdoctoral training at the Eating Disorder Program in Cleveland, Ohio. During my postdoc I received intensive training in DBT by a Behavioral Tech Supervisor. After completing my postdoctoral year, I worked at Sheppard Pratt Hospital on their inpatient eating disorder unit before moving to private practice. I also have served as the Director for Levine Children’s Hospital Center for Disordered Eating. In additional to clinical practice, I have also spoken nationally on the topics of DBT and Eating Disorders. Lastly, I receive my board certification in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) which is a certification that approximately only 5% of psychologist achieve and currently serve as an examiner for new applicants.
I have lived near Charlotte for the past 15 years. In my free time, I love to spend time with my husband and two children.