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MEET THE TEAM
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What do you most look forward to about the work you do?
I love building connections with kiddos and experiencing their own unique personalities and gifts.
What do you most value about the work you do?
Helping families find answers and being an ongoing source of support as they navigate raising a child with unique needs.
What is something clients might never guess about you?
I am an avid college football fan.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a teacher. I think, in some ways, my role as a psychologist encompasses that childhood dream.
I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Fort Collins, Colorado. I graduated with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from University of Indianapolis in 2022. My professional training focused heavily on autism and related developmental disabilities. I spent most of my time working and training as part of interdisciplinary teams in outpatient specialty clinics focused on assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. In addition, I spent some time in a pediatric private practice conducting a variety of child and adolescent assessments. Prior to graduate school, I worked as a behavior therapist for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
I am passionate about working with children and families affected by autism. This is what drew me to the field and keeps me going! I am also interested in general pediatric assessment work; I love putting the pieces of the puzzle together to help kids and families find the answers they need! Overall, I focus on providing comprehensive psychological evaluations for autism and other emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. I strive to provide careful, thorough evaluations in a compassionate way, putting the child's wellbeing at the forefront of everything I do.
On a personal note, I grew up in Indiana and attended Purdue University for my undergraduate education before moving out west to New Mexico for my psychology internship. Once experienced mountain living I couldn't look back, and made my way up to Fort Collins with my husband and two rescue dogs, Rio and Charlie (after the original Top Gun of course). We are hoping to make Fort Collins our forever home! I enjoy hiking, cooking, and trying new restaurants. On fall Saturdays you will find me watching college football quite literally all day.
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Developmental disabilities
- Children and adolescents
- Behavioral intervention
- Parent training
- Formal ADOS-2 training
- Pre-doctoral internship through University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center with a specialty in Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Completing Post-Doctoral Residency at CCAC
- B.S. in Brain and Behavioral Sciences from Purdue University
- Psy.D. Clinical Psychology from University of Indianapolis