I was inspired to become a child psychologist to help people, especially children. I’ve learned to see things from the child’s perspective so that I can help kids strive toward better emotional and social health. Working with children and their families is an important part of my life mission.
I evaluate and treat children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and I’m involved with the parent behavioral management group. I’m also engaged in academic issues related to ADHD, anxiety and adjustment concerns.
My approach to patient care centers on the child and their family. Continuous collaboration throughout the evaluation or treatment process is my top priority. I like to look at the whole child as well as the healthcare system they are using.
To evaluate the child, I consider physical, emotional, mental, social, educational and cultural factors as well as the parents' or other caretakers' views. This assessment includes the family environment, their neighborhoods and the full context potentially impacting the child's experiences. Also, the immediate experience of the child is paramount.
In my free time, I prioritize spending time with my three energetic and curious children. We enjoy walks in our neighborhood, dance parties, eating ice cream and watching movies together. One of my greatest passions is traveling the world — I've been to 45 countries and love learning about other cultures, trying new foods and chatting with local people.