Thank you for visiting my site and welcome!
I became a licensed psychologist over 20 years ago. I have worked as a psychologist in public schools, private practice, and a mental health agency. I have also taught graduate classes for the University of Dayton on Learning Disabilities and Development. Most of my career, I focused in on disorders that impacted educational advancement such as AD/HD, Learning Disorders, Anxiety and Behavioral Disorders, etc. I have never lost that interest and continue to specialize in that area. Within the past ten years, I have additionally focused in on children that struggle with attachment, anxiety, or relational connections (ex. anxiety disorder, autism, aspergers, trauma- and stress-related disorders). To best work with these children, I have completed evidenced-based training programs such as EMDR, Theraplay, and Trama Focused -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I emphasized "evidenced-based" because every good psychologist should use techniques that have proof of efficacy. I became a certified PLAY Project behavioral consultant-- again, an evidence-based program for young children with Autism. I too have been trained in the ADOS-2. I am a certified facilitator of the Circle of Security Parenting Program.
You should know, I have three amazing and uniquely bent children of my own-- from grade-school age to university age. I have found parenting to be quite challenging and maturing. I am all about empowering you to better understand your child and know how best to help him/her. You were chosen to parent your child and can be equipped to do just that!
I also would like you to know that I am a Christian, I enjoy spending time with my family, and enjoy giving back to my community.
Let's get to work!