About Me

Education, Training, and Experience

I’ve trained or worked in a variety of settings, including an inpatient psychiatric hospital, outpatient mental health clinics, public K-12 schools, and specialty clinics. In addition to clinical practice, I also have experience in mental health research and teaching.

  • Washington State University (Pullman, WA) – B.S. in Psychology – 1994
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) – M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2003) in Clinical Psychology
  • Houston Independent School District (Houston, TX) – Clinical Psychology Pre-doctoral Internship (2002-2003)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) – Post-doctoral Fellowship in school-based prevention research (2003-2004)
  • University of Toledo Medical Center (Toledo, OH) – Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2004-2005)
  • University of Toledo, Psychology Department (Toledo, OH) – adjunct instructor (2006-2008)
  • Western Washington University, Psychology Department (Bellingham, WA) – adjunct instructor (2010-2012)
  • Sendan Center (Bellingham, WA) – child/adolescent psychologist (2014-2017)
  • International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) graduate (2015-2016)

Professional Memberships

  • Division 53 (Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
  • Washington State Psychological Association
  • Northwest Behavioral Health Independent Providers’ Association

Personal Life

I was raised in Seattle, then lived in the South and Midwest for training. I settled in Bellingham in 2008 with my husband and two children. In my free time, I enjoy reading, biking, and spending time with family and friends.