began as a staff psychologist at South Beach Psychiatric Hospital in Staten Island, NY. I worked with individuals who had been hospitalized for various psychiatric disorders. A few years later, I took a position at one of South Beach Hospital’s outpatient clinics as both Assistant Director and staff psychologist. There I helped manage the clinic. In addition, I had a caseload of wonderfully unique people who struggled with issues related to trauma, mood, relationships, substance abuse, eating disorders and medical illnesses.
A few years later, I was able to realize my dream of private practice when I moved to Baltimore, Maryland. I specialize in my first love: health psychology issues, particularly helping people who are coping with medical problems but also depression, anxiety, stress, self-critical thinking, and relationship pressures and concerns.
Being a therapist aligns with the very core of who I am, both personally and professionally. Having been a client I can relate to both perspectives and use it to inform my work. Also informing my work is diligent practice of meditation, mindfulness, yoga and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
I relish the simultaneous messiness and beauty that is this thing called Life. I invite you to experience yours to the fullest, authentically, and with increasing kindness toward yourself, especially when those messy times pop up, and they always do—for everyone. If you need some help in navigating the messy parts I am here to help.
I am a licensed psychologist serving both Baltimore County and Baltimore City. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside and a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Oklahoma State University. I received my doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I completed my internship at the Brooklyn, NY Veteran’s Administration Hospital with special foci in psycho-oncology, palliative care, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have also published articles in Health Psychology, Journal of Psycho-Social Oncology, and Qualitative Health Research. I am a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 38 for Health Psychology and a member of the Maryland Psychological Association.