I have practiced in Virginia since 2005, in Salem, Staunton, and now Williamsburg. My background includes working with children, teenagers, college students, and adults.
I have specialized in psychological evaluations as well as ADHD, parent-child attachment, assessing autism, trauma, EMDR (a trauma therapy), play therapy, spirituality, and sexual and gender diversity.
A graduate of Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I studied attachment and ADHD at UNCG and was a student director of the ADHD Clinic there.
My doctoral internship was with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools, and my residency was with a registered play therapist mainly serving children in the foster care system. I have court experience in several Virginia jurisdictions. I have performed evaluations for the juvenile justice system, social services, and other agencies.
I have served in leadership with the Virginia Association for Play Therapy and for several years was a faculty member with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency program of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.
Past presentation topics include attachment and trauma, ADHD, youth violence, and child and adolescent neural development.