My specialty is clinical health psychology with a focus on medical and rehabilitation populations. I am trained in health behavior change and positive psychology techniques. Furthermore, I have completed rotations in neuropsychology, child psychology, substance abuse, and psychiatric populations. Individual therapy experience with patients includes general counseling, pain rehabilitation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, health behavior interventions, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. I have also facilitated group psychotherapy in multiple populations and areas: spinal cord injury, amputation, cancer, ADHD, mindfulness, quality of life, PTSD, and weight loss.
I completed my graduate training at the University of Florida specializing in clinical health/medical psychology. Subsequently, I attended the Medical College of Georgia/Charlie VA Hospital for my clinical internship. I was on the health behavior track with an emphasis on chronic pain and spinal cord injury populations. Subsequently, I completed my postdoctoral training at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital serving as a clinician for the spinal cord injury and orthopedic floors. I continued as a staff psychologist for one year and then transitioned to academia. I am currently a part-time licensed psychologist at Horizon Psychological Services in Huntersville, NC where I primarily see medical populations: www.horizonpsychologicalsvcs.com
More detailed clinical background information including specific assessment and treatment experiences is available by request.