About Me

I typically treat patients with long-standing difficulties in their life. They have usually made numerous attempts to resolve internal distress and conflict in relationships with varying degrees of success.

 

I am honored that people choose to consult with me and trust me with the most intimate part of themselves: their thoughts and feelings. 

When I'm not at the office, I relax by skiing, playing tennis, swimming, biking, reading, and taking up any hobby involving bright colors and a "How-to" kit. I am a Mid-Westerner who wandered over to the West Coast. I grew up caring for livestock, baking cookies, and creating 4-H projects for the county fair. My roots are in honesty and hard work.

Specialties

Personality Disorders
Trauma (including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Psychological Testing and Evaluation

 

Issues Addressed

Interpersonal Relationships
Affective Regulation (Depression, Anxiety)
Sexual Abuse
Severe Mental Illness (Psychosis, Suicidal Ideation)

Education:

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (2008)
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

M.A. Forensic Psychology (2003)

University of Denver, Denver, CO

B.A. Psychology and Social Work (1996)

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Memberships & Certifications:

American Psychological Association (APA)
APA Practice Organization
San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
Certified HeartMath Practitioner