I am a clinical psychologist credentialed by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I am a member of the International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychology, the Association for the Development of the Person Centered Approach, and the National Honor Society in Psychology.
I received my Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Andrews University, where I studied nursing and psychology. I received my Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. I completed my internship in Louisville, KY at a psychoanalytic private practice and a preparatory school for at-risk boys (pre-K through 7th grade). I completed my fellowship at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, WI.
I have been working in the health services field since 1994. My first experience was providing direct care services to individuals with developmental disabilities in residential group homes and later providing hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families.
As a psychologist, I have provided services to individuals in various clinical settings, including: Community counseling centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, and a maximum-security prison. I practice as a generalist, meaning I treat a broad range of mental health diagnoses, but I also have specialized training and experience in the treatment of addiction, trauma, OCD, and personality disorders. I have advanced training and experience in group psychotherapy as well as psychological testing and assessment.
In addition to my clinical practice, I actively engage with elected officials and government agencies to advocate for practical, person-centered public policy that increases access to mental health services. This work specifically identifies overly burdensome regulations that are not clinically supported and interfere with the timely delivery of services.