As a pediatric psychologist, I specialize in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, as well as depression and other mood disorders in children and adolescents. I appreciate the opportunity to work with a diverse population of children and adolescents.
When I entered graduate school, I had a strong interest in health psychology, and I envisioned working with adults in a medical setting. But my interim work with adolescents on an inpatient unit was really quite fulfilling, and during the course of my graduate training I was drawn to working with children and adolescents.
In my practice, I see psychological treatment as a collaborative process. I join with the child or adolescent and their family to identify and tackle the challenges they are facing.
I'm well versed in using cognitive-behavioral strategies for treating anxiety disorders and the psychological aspects of acute and chronic illness. I bring my expertise to this work, always with a human touch uniquely tailored to the needs of each family I serve.
In addition, I have extensive experience in psychological evaluation — from the diagnosis of developmental and learning problems to the in-depth assessment of personality, social and emotional difficulties.
I'm proud to be a native of the east side of Cincinnati, and I have deep roots in the area in which my office is located.
MA: University of Cincinnati, 1991.
PhD: University of Cincinnati, 1997.
Practicum Training: Division of Developmental Disabilities, 1988-89; University Pain Control Center, 1989-90; Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children's, 1990-91.
Pre-doctoral Internship: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1991-92.
Licensure: Ohio Psychologist #5500.
Anxiety disorders and OCD; mood disorders; adolescence; sexuality and gender identity; psychological evaluation
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Topical Review: Translating Translational Research in Behavioral Science. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2015; 40:1034-1040.