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