When human beings experience severe life stressors or trauma, it’s common for their lives to unravel which often changes the way they view themselves, others, and the world. My passion is to work closely with people to bring them healing and facilitate learning new ways to relate to their emotional pain. I aim to help my clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can begin to see and know themselves as peaceful, whole, confident, and safe.
In my experience, I’ve found that no single approach to therapy is right for every individual. This is why I utilize an integrative approach. It allows the client and I to develop an individualized method of healing and recovery. I have been trained in a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models and most commonly use techniques from acceptance and commitment, interpersonal processing, cognitive behavioral, and relational-cultural therapies.
I currently work as a full-time staff psychologist in the PTSD clinic at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center. My education background includes completing a post-doctoral residency in Clinical Health Psychology through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma City VA Healthcare System. I earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University (2016) and a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Emporia State University (2012). I also graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Newman University (2010).
Being born and raised here in Wichita, I’m very excited to have joined the Adult, Child and Family Counseling Services team and look forward to providing quality care to people in the Wichita community and surrounding areas.