I am licensed to practice psychology in the state of North Carolina and am a Certified Health Services Provider.
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1994 from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and my M.S. in Psychology, also from Rutgers, in 1990. I did my clinical internship in the Child and Adolescent Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Newark. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, where I majored in Psychology and minored in French. I am a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
I maintain membership in the following organizations: American Psychological Association (APA), Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53), North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA), and Division of Independent and Professional Practice of NCPA.
This section provides an overview of my experience and lists some of the places I have worked. Please contact me if you would like to see a copy of my curriculum vitae for a fuller listing.
Therapy and Assessment
I have worked with children, adolescents, and their parents in both private practice and community mental health, providing therapy and assessments. I have helped children and families address a wide range of issues; As a lead counselor and parent trainer at a specialized summer camp for children with ADHD, I helped kids improve their social skills, problem solving skills, and impulse control. I have experience doing therapy with college students and adults as well. [see more]
- Private Practice, Chapel Hill
- Southeast Wyoming Mental Health Center, Laramie, WY
- Cheyenne Attention Camp for Children with ADHD, Cheyenne, WY
- University of Wyoming Counseling Center, Laramie, WY
Family Preservation Program Therapist, Child and Family Team
Lead Counselor and Parent Trainer
Consultation, Supervision, and Research
I have worked with several grant-funded, research-based projects whose goals were to promote preschool children’s readiness for kindergarten by enhancing their social-emotional development, decreasing their oppositional and aggressive behaviors, and increasing their early literacy and math skills. I was also involved with these types of projects at the elementary and middle school levels while in graduate school. These experiences, in which I spent extensive time in classrooms, give me special insight into school-related therapeutic issues. [see more]
- Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University
Project Director, Clinical Coordinator, Curriculum Developer, Teacher Consultant
I have taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have also supervised graduate students who were training to be therapists and supervised undergraduate student research. [see more]
- University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
- Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
- Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ