Education and Training
I earned by undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bates College and my doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Child and Adolescent Specialization) from The George Washington University. My clinical internship focused on the treatment and assessment of childhood trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, and learning disabilities. During my doctoral education, I received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), play therapy, and ADHD/learning disability assessment best practices. I have continued to expand my knowledge with training in mindfulness-based therapies, somatic experiencing therapy, and EMDR.
I have provided mental health treatment to children, adolescents, and their parents since 2002. For the first five years of my career, I provided intensive home-based counseling to families and children facing urgent mental health crises. Later, I provided therapy and assessment services in school settings as well as The Washington DC Superior Court Child Guidance Clinic. Before starting my own practice, I served as a staff psychologist providing both therapy and assessment services at The Kingsbury Center in Washington, DC. I have been in private practice since 2013. An important part of my professional life is a monthly consultation group that provides a small group of local child psychologists with an opportunity to learn from each other and obtain feedback on technique.