About Me

thyra@tafossum.com

I am an assistant professor in the Medical School at the University of Minnesota. In addition I have this small private practice.  I have 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 serve as Secretary on the Minnesota Psychological Association Executive Council.

I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, ranked among the top graduate clinical psychology programs in the United States.  I completed a pre-doctoral internship and later a fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia that included training with individuals, couples, and children in both hospital and outpatient clinical settings.  My postdoctoral training in the Psychiatry Department of the University of Pennsylvania included specialized training in depression and bipolar disorder.  At Pennsylvania Hospital, I also facilitated parent-infant groups in the Child and Parent Center and supervised pre-doctoral interns.

Since then I have completed advanced training in treating insomnia and working with medical patients.