I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) from Adler University, where I completed my dissertation on studying how adults who play MMORPG video games socialize and interact with others. Throughout my career, I've worked in community mental health centers, hospitals, college counseling centers, and group practices.
In my therapy practice, I use a combination of Internal Family Systems, trauma-informed neuroscience (IPNB), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This way of doing therapy focuses on understanding the different parts of ourselves, how our brain and body work together, and the importance of our body in healing.
I believe that how we handle and respond to stress is influenced by our early experiences in relationships. Our brains are designed to connect with others through our emotions and heal when we feel safe and supported. Because of this, I guide our sessions slowly and gently, taking into account your own capacity to handle and process experiences.