Clinical Practice

I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist who strongly values evidence-based practice, attention to context and culture, and the significance of the therapeutic relationship. Adopting a biopsychosocial approach to case conceptualization, I consider contextual, sociocultural, and systemic influences on clients’ well-being and presenting concerns. When working with children, I carefully consider the role of the family environment in maintaining and reinforcing behaviors, and I value parents’ active involvement in treatment. My approach is collaborative, strengths-based, and developmentally tailored. Though I primarily draw on cognitive and behavioral techniques, I also incorporate interpersonal therapy in my practice. For example, I often turn to relational processes within the therapeutic relationship to facilitate clients’ insight about their interpersonal pattern. I have worked with a range of clinical populations, including children, adolescents, and adults; people living with HIV; people affected by traumatic stress; individuals and families. I have also worked across a range of clinical settings, including outpatient mental health, specialty mental health clinics, pediatric primary care, pediatric hospital settings, school-based clinics, and telehealth- and outreach-based settings.

Clinical Experiences

August 2019 – presentChild & Adult Trauma Treatment
National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center
Medical University of South Carolina
February 2018 –
July 2019
Mental Health Consultant, Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
Charleston County School District
Medical University of South Carolina
February 2018 –
July 2019
Telehealth Outreach Program
Mental Health Disparities & Diversity Program
Medical University of South Carolina
August 2018 –
January 2018
Stall High School Mental Health Clinic
National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center
Medical University of South Carolina
August 2018 –
January 2018
Behavioral Health Consultant
Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
Medical University of South Carolina
August 2016 –
May 2017
Pediatric Psychology Consultation-Liaison – Endocrinology; Solid Organ Transplant
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
May 2016 – December 2016Advanced Child & Adolescent Assessment
Georgia State University Psychology Clinic
May 2016 – December 2016Child Psychotherapy
Georgia State University Psychology Clinic
May 2015 – May 2016Child Psychotherapy
Beyond Words Center, Atlanta, GA
May 2014 – August 2016Child Psychotherapy
Clinic for Youth Anxiety and Related Disorders
Georgia State University
August 2014 – May 2015Child Assessment
Georgia State University Psychology Clinic
August 2014 – May 2015Child Assessment
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
May 2013 – December 2015Child and Adult Assessment
Georgia State University Psychology Clinic

Specialized Clinical Training, selected

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Use
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE)
  • Coping Cat
  • Exposure and Response Prevention

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