As a pediatric psychologist, I treat a range of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety and depression. I also help children who have medical concerns and work with both children and their parents in coping with pain, physical symptom management and chronic conditions. I’m also the psychologist for the Differences of Sexual Development (DSD) team at Cincinnati Children’s. My patients range in age from young children to young adults.
In my practice, I provide evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions. I develop a very collaborative relationship with my patients and their families, and I work to build on their strengths.
In addition to helping patients, I’m involved in research to learn how to increase access to evidence-based behavioral health treatments for all children and families. And I serve on the Cincinnati Children's Ethics Committee.
Outside the hospital, I enjoy gardening, baking, singing and seeing movies – especially with my husband and two children.
Pediatric psychology; pain management; cardiac condition; dermatology conditions; differences of sexual development
Quality improvement; clinical effectiveness; pain management; differences of sexual development
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Behavioral Medicine, Differences of Sex Development, Clinical Psychology