About Me

I have over 25 years of experience that includes work in medical settings, private practice, community mental health, research, and inpatient psychiatry.  

I am licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology and my credentials are recognized by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

I am a member of the Minnesota Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology).  I currently sit on the Executive Council of the Minnesota Psychological Association.  I worked as a health psychologist at the University of Minnesota Physicians for 8 years. I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, among the top graduate clinical psychology programs in the United States.  I completed a pre-doctoral internship and a fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital that included treating individuals, couples, children, and groups in both hospital and outpatient clinical settings.  My postdoctoral training and work with the Psychiatry Department of the University of Pennsylvania included research and specialized training in psychiatric diagnosis and specialized treatment for depression and bipolar disorder.  At Pennsylvania Hospital, I facilitated parent-child groups in the Child and Parent Center and supervised pre-doctoral interns.

I also have advanced training in treating insomnia and working with medical patients.