Specialties: Children, Adolescents, and Adults, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Emotional Dysregulation, Parent Training, Attentional and Behavioral Difficulties, Social Skills Training, Psychological, Neuropsychological, Sexual Behavioral Risk, and Autism Assessment
Education: Clinical Psychology Ph.D. (2014) from Brigham Young University, APA Accredited
Dissertation: Predicting Treatment Failure: An Investigation of Clinical versus Actuarial Judgment
APA Approved Internship: Wasatch Mental Health
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Wasatch Mental Health-Psychological Assessment Services
Work Experience: Community Mental Health, Residential Treatment, Pediatric Outpatient, and University Counseling settings
Thank you for taking time to view my brief bio. I hope doing so allows you to feel more comfortable the first time we meet.
Since I was a high school student, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the mental health field. I’ve been blessed to have that dream become reality. In my role as a Clinical Psychologist, I have been able to cross paths with amazing individuals from whom I’ve learned much. I truly believe that the human spirit is resilient. As Helen Keller states: “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
In therapy I primarily employ techniques and interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered or Rogerian therapy. Getting to know the individuals I work with and establishing a relationship of trust and respect is my first priority. I am eager to help those I work with achieve the goals that bring them to therapy and I do my best to use interventions that are evidenced-based to do so.
When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with my boys–my husband, son, and puppy dog. I also enjoy running, hiking, reading, baking, and traveling.