ABOUT ME

I am a counseling psychologist with a special interest in helping artists, writers, actors, musicians and creative spirits of all types achieve their full potential. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I studied creative writing and worked in the music industry as a touring musician, booking agent, and manager. I have completed specialized training working with college students, medical and professional students, and veterans.


APPROACH

My approach is an integration of contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness-based, values guided, experiential behavioral approach.

What this means in practice is that I will work collaboratively with you to disclose sources of meaning in your life, while facilitating the development of new perspectives on your internal emotional worlds, in the service of pursuing increasingly clarified values. At times this will include looking at patterns in current and past relationships that may be contributing to “stuck” points, while at others it will include guided experiential exercises aimed at dislodging patterns of behavior that are no longer serving your life, that are blocking you from living a more vital, engaged, meaningful existence.

I invite you to get in touch with me to learn more about my approach and to view the resources on this site for deeper insights.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Marquette University
2015

M.A. in Counseling
St. Mary’s University of MN
2011

B.A. in English and Film Studies certificate
University of Pittsburgh
2002

California License: 28776