Education and Qualifications
I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in philosophy at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I completed my doctor of philosophy (PhD) in clinical psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I completed my pre-doctoral internship (APA-accredited) at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Austin, TX.
I have received specialized training in several therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing. While a staff psychologist at the VA I served as the team lead for my clinic and was a member of the internship training and preventive ethics committees.
I have published numerous peer-reviewed research articles, presented at local and national psychology conferences, and continue to serve as an ad hoc reviewer for research journals. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and Capital Area Psychological Association.
On a Personal Note
I am a former gymnast and track athlete raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. I moved to Austin in 2012 and have fully embraced life in Texas – especially the winters! Outside of work I enjoy cooking, trying new restaurants, running, traveling, and spending time with my husband and young son.