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Staff Psychologist I, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

513-636-4611

"In my practice, I take a family-centered approach to patient care. I strive to consider each family’s unique perspective and to provide culturally sensitive care. My work is informed by evidence-based behavioral and cognitive-behavioral techniques, and I also work from a systems perspective. I believe that multiple factors affect each patient, including family, school and community systems."

About Me

Biography

I am a pediatric psychologist who specializes in providing psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities. These include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability and other developmental concerns. I am also a certified parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) therapist.

I have always found working with children and families to be incredibly exciting and rewarding. My interest and passion for developmental disabilities increased throughout my training, and I ultimately pursued this as my area of specialization. I love the unique strengths of the population we serve in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and I value the multidisciplinary care that we offer to families.

In my practice, I take a family-centered approach to patient care. I strive to consider each family’s unique perspective and to provide culturally sensitive care. My work is informed by evidence-based behavioral and cognitive-behavioral techniques, and I also work from a systems perspective. I believe that multiple factors affect each patient, including family, school and community systems.

I am a graduate of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati. LEND provided me with training in interdisciplinary teamwork, disability-related policy and advocacy, family-centered care, leadership and cultural competence. It also sparked a passion for collaborative work with community partners to increase accessibility for individuals with disabilities and their families in the community.

In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, baking, attending barre classes, and spending time with friends and family.

Clinical Interests

Assessment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and other developmental concerns; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Clinical Divisions

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

My Locations

My Education

PhD: Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2018.

MA: Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2014.

BA: Taylor University, Upland, IN, 2013.

Internship: Florida State University Multidisciplinary Evaluation & Consulting Center, Tallahassee, FL, 2017-2018.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2018-2019.