It takes a tremendous amount of courage to ask for help when faced with what may seem like insurmountable challenges in relationships and life. I believe that all people are capable of healing and personal growth, and that your feelings matter, as do your thoughts and behavior patterns. In our work together, we will build on your strengths to help you face difficult situations with more intention and awareness. By integrating science-based approaches in a warm and compassionate manner, I hope to support you in living a more authentic life that expresses your personal values in a meaningful way. I especially enjoy working with people who struggle with disordered eating behaviors or who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder.
I received my undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida. Additionally, in undergraduate school, I minored in Women’s and Gender studies which provided me with a framework to explore cultural factors that can influence underserved communities. I completed my predoctoral residency as co-Chief Resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center/G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Training Consortium. Then I completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin before transitioning into direct patient care with an emphasis on behavioral medicine.