I am a clinical psychologist who provides psychological assessments and treatments as a member of the Neurodevelopmental Education Clinic within the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s. As a member of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program and the Coronary Artery and Kawasaki Disease Clinic, I work with individuals and families, from pediatric to adults, with the goal of improving patient self-management and quality of life.
I also serve as an outpatient psychologist for Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, providing psychotherapy to adolescents and young adults. With these patients, I provide care for adjustment issues, management of chronic illness, depression and anxiety. I also offer clinical services to LGBTQ adolescents and young adults, and I work closely with the Gender Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s.
I have been fascinated by human motivation, development and growth from a very young age. In my early work with children and families, I was struck by the creative problem-solving that emerged when a person felt supported and connected. Working within an interdisciplinary team extends this model to advance clinical knowledge, maximize outcomes and evoke the unique strengths of patient-centered care.
My background in evaluation and therapy supports an individualized, strength-based approach to patient care, which draws upon cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused positive therapy and mindfulness-based interventions.
Individual and family adjustment and coping with chronic illness; neurodevelopmental and psychosocial outcomes from chronic illness; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); learning disabilities; depression and anxiety disorders; diversity and inclusion
Neurodevelopmental Conditions, Coronary Artery Defects, Behavioral Medicine