As a psychologist, I’m interested in helping children and adolescents through crisis evaluation and short-term intervention. I help patients with both severe internalizing behaviors, such as depression or anxiety, and severe externalizing behavior, such as aggression or hyperactivity.
I have always enjoyed working with children and understanding how to help them have happy and successful lives. If I can help children change their life trajectories at an early age, they are better prepared for the future.
I work with families as a collaborative team to get through challenging moments. There will never be a time when stressful events go away completely, so I support children and families in learning how to get through these times safely. I understand the difficulties of being a parent — a 24/7 job with no time off. Though no one can control their thoughts or emotions, families can build skills to tolerate these negative emotions if they feel overwhelmed. I also am sensitive to families’ differing cultural values.
Since evaluation and treatment require the whole family, I partner with parents and other caregivers. Parents and caregivers are a valuable part of treatment. They can coach children and adolescents to use the skills they learn during therapy in real-world situations.
I enjoy spending my free time attending community events and traveling both in the U.S. and internationally. I also like reading mystery novels and finding hip new food spots.
BA: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2012.
PhD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2019.
Internship: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, 2019.
Fellowship: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2020.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; dialectical behavior therapy; pediatric psychology
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
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Etiological Networks of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder during Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2023; 52:230-243.
Networks of ADHD and SCT Symptoms in Emerging Adulthood. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2022; 26:991-1000.
Longitudinal attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptom networks in childhood and adolescence: Key symptoms, stability, and predictive validity. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2021; 130:562-574.
Conceptualizing the UPPS-P model of impulsive personality through network analysis: Key dimensions and general robustness across young adulthood. Journal of Personality. 2020; 88:1302-1314.
Subgroups of Childhood ADHD Based on Temperament Traits and Cognition: Concurrent and Predictive Validity. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2020; 48:1251-1264.
Interpretability and Validity of a Bifactor Model of ADHD in Young Adults: Assessing the General “g” and Specific IA and HI Factors. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 2020; 42:222-236.
Conceptualizing Callous-Unemotional Traits in Preschool through Confirmatory Factor and Network Analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2020; 48:539-550.
Inattention and Hyperactivity. Pseudoscience in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP); 2019.
Personality development and externalizing psychopathology. Handbook of Personality Development. New York: Guilford Publications; 2019.