I am a clinical child psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of severe, challenging behavior in children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. I have had the opportunity to provide treatment to this population in multiple settings including in-home, intensive-outpatient, intensive-inpatient and residential.
It is from these experiences that I continue to be inspired by the resiliency and determination of the patients and families with whom I have the pleasure of meeting and working.
In the Neurobehavioral Inpatient program at the College Hill location, I serve children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders as part of an interdisciplinary team. We provide acute crisis stabilization to address severe, treatment-resistant problem behavior including aggression, self-injurious behavior, property destruction, elopement and pica that pose significant safety risks for our patients and their families. In this program, I am committed to supporting an enriched environment with safe, therapeutic practices.
My expertise is in identifying the patterns of maladaptive behaviors and treatment methods to reduce them, while also teaching adaptive skills and replacement behaviors. I value data-driven and evidenced-based behavioral assessments and interventions. I work as a team member to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to support patients and families in their plan of care. I work with families to practice and adapt individualized, practical treatment plans, and collaborate with outpatient teams and schools to promote consistency and generalization across environments.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, gardening and supporting Autism awareness events in my community.