I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Family Life Educator. I primarily treat adults and older adults presenting with a variety of life concerns. I also specialize in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression among emerging adults (18-29 year olds). Specifically, I aid emerging adults in navigating multiple areas of conflict (academic distress, finances, career, family relationships, and personal relationships as examples) common during this time of life. This is achieved through increasing self-awareness and teaching skills necessary to successfully cope with life stress/instability experienced. Additionally, I specialize in the treatment of stress and adjustment-related concerns resulting from the diagnosis/treatment of chronic health conditions.
I believe in an informed, individualized approach to treatment that is provided within a compassionate, respectful, and ethical treatment environment. I firmly support that through these elements individuals can reach a degree of awareness, focus, and understanding that allows for increased meaning, satisfaction, and fulfillment in life.
In addition to my work at Great Lakes Psychology Group I am also a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. At UM-D my primary role is teaching undergraduate clinical and developmental courses. I also conduct research broadly focusing on developmental stress during emerging adulthood and analyzing the impact stress has on emerging adult mental and physical health. My research has been published in various scholarly books/journals including, but not limited to, Emerging Adulthood, Adultspan, The Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, and The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies.