My mother was a teacher and my father a scientist. In high school, I worked as a camp counselor for children with special needs, which inspired me to become a clinical psychologist specializing in assessment/rehabilitation psychology.
As a pediatric neuropsychologist, I provide patient-centered care with an emphasis on the relationship between my patients and myself as their mental health provider. I also practice rehabilitation psychology, which helps patients with a disability or chronic health condition maximize their health and independence. My goal in each role is to understand and connect with the needs and motivations of every patient and their family. I strive to provide responsive care, whether that is in testing or therapy.
When providing care I aim to deliver a service that is easily understood by patients and families. I value helping them understand their medical and/or mental health conditions, to increase their knowledge and empower them in their daily lives. My hope is that the services I provide allow patients and their families to get support and accomplish as many of their goals as possible.
As a therapist, I focus primarily on relationships and how interactions between people affect mental health and well-being. This relationship-focused care allows me to forge my relationships with patients to help bring about change and address potential problems in pre-existing family dynamics.
When I’m not helping patients, I like to spend time with my wife and our three dogs (Sandy, Emma and Cal). I also enjoy cooking and exercising.