I am a clinical psychologist and licensed attorney. I received my Masters and Doctorate degrees in clinical and humanistic psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, where I was a National Honors Society candidate and the recipient of the Jill Benton Humanistic Psychology Scholarship. Prior to commencing my psychology career, I worked as an attorney for 13 years, and continue that practice on an of-counsel basis.
I am formally trained in psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, and Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT). I have completed the Basic, Adolescent, and Practitioner-level trainings in MBT. MBT is a particularly effective therapy for treating personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder, which is a focus of my practice.
I am certified as reliable for testing Reflective Functioning on the Adult Attachment Interview. I also hold a certification in personal coaching which I incorporate into my practice in accordance with the needs of my clients.
Psychology feels very much like a calling to me. I find helping people understand themselves and take control of their lives to be incredibly exciting, and I look forward to it every day.