As a Clinical Psychologist, I work with those who have a broad spectrum of psychological and emotional needs.  Anxiety, depression and grief are frequent reasons people come to see me for therapy.  Working with individuals following trauma, often those with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is something I’ve been doing for many years.

 

Couples therapy was a focus in my training and a modality of treatment I enjoy as it brings people together to openly discuss those things occurring in their relationship, sometimes after years of conflict or silence.

 

I believe people can successfully work through their problems and I use cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness and interpersonal development to help them accomplish their goals.

 

My style is interactive and direct with an initial focus on understanding the problem, the person, and their situation. Most importantly, the development of a positive relationship between us is key to working through difficult issues.

As a Past President of the Georgia Psychological Association, my clinical training was at the University of Georgia, in the Clinical Psychology program, with an internship at the Medical College of Georgia/VA Consortium. I’ve been in private practice for nineteen years.  I stay current and knowledgeable through strong involvement with the professional community. I’ve served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Psychological Association in numerous roles over the past ten years and have worked as a representative to the American Psychological Association on workplace issues.   Being part of the larger psychological community keeps me up-to-date onthe latest techniques, tools and ethics.