ADHD is one of the most prevalent disorders in children in school. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in the community and school settings. I provide comprehensive evaluations for accommodations on standardized tests.
As previously mentioned, I have over 10 years working with children across the lifespan. I have experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., communication, intellectual disorder, ADHD, learning disorders, and autism). I provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations when needed. I have experience being on the special needs committee so I am versed with special education law and accommodations.
My research interest is with LGBTQIA+ youth and supports systems. My doctoral dissertation was on the "coming out" process and school supports and interventions.
My research interest is with LGBTQIA+ youth and supports systems. My doctoral dissertation was on the "coming out" process and school supports and interventions. I have had the opportunity to present nationally and provide training to educational stakeholders and mental health providers. I seek to advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.
It is important to understand individuals' symptoms and challenges from a cultural and linguistically sensitive perspective since different cultures experience symptoms differently from each other. My post-secondary education, from undergraduate through my doctoral program, examined mental health topics from a multicultural perspective. It was important in my training to examine my own culture and biases to understand my prospective clients.
My doctoral program included a CBT track, which required a series of lectures, supervision, and practicum. I have been to many workshops and training on CBT and how to use the techniques with a variety of symptoms. I use primarily CBT techniques in therapy since it is evidence-based and shown to be effective. I am also trained in trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT).