I am a Doctoral Psychologist Intern and a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. I graduated with my Masters in School Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016 and will complete my PhD this May. I have almost 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents with severe behavioral and emotional difficulties in school, residential, and clinical settings.
My areas of focus include prevention and treatment of child and adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders, child and adolescent motivation, and behavioral consultation (parent training and school consultation). I bring an extensive behavioral background in applied behavior analysis. This training allows me to view problematic behavior as serving a function. My approach to assessment and treatment is trauma-informed, collaborative and child focused.
A little more about me… I am a Colorado “implant.” I was born and raised in tiny little farm town in Northeast Kansas. Fort Collins is the big city life for me. I love connecting with our community through schools events, Special Olympics, the Crossfit gym, and church activities.
My professional qualifications and credentials are listed below:
- BA – Psychology, Washburn University
- BAS- Human Services, Washburn University
- MS – School Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia
- PhD- School Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia (anticipated May 2019)
- Registered Psychotherapist – Colorado NLC #0109233
- American Psychological Association (APA) – Division 16 (School Psychology)
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
- Missouri Association of School Psychologist (MASP)
- National Alternative Educational Network (NAEN)
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Training and Modalities
- Motivational Interviewing with Youth and Adolescents (MI)
- Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Trauma-Informed Care- Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)