I am a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children. I graduated with my Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology) from the University of Denver in 1994. I have over 26 years of clinical experience providing assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties (Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, and behavioral/mood problems). I have worked in a variety of settings including a therapeutic preschool, pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic, children’s hospital, university developmental disabilities clinic, private schools, and private practice.
I truly enjoy providing comprehensive psychological assessments for children from infancy to late adolescence. I see each child as a unique constellation of strengths and areas of difficulty. My goal is to help tease out those strengths and weaknesses to develop an individualized plan. In addition, I find collaboration with other providers (therapists, teachers, physicians) as critical in understanding the whole child.
On a personal note, I am the mother of two adult sons. One of my sons is medically fragile. Raising a child is difficult. Raising a child with special needs is uniquely difficult. I think my experience as a parent of a medically fragile child (now 20!) has had a positive impact on my capacity to listen, understand, and provide help to children and parents.
Although I’ve lived in a number of different states (New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Iowa), I’ve felt most at home in Colorado. I grew up in Kansas City and my parents brought the family to Colorado every year. My graduate school years in Denver were wonderful.
I am thrilled to be back in Colorado! I love to hike, run, backpack, rock-climb (nothing hard), as well as hang out with my husband and my elderly hound dog who has the droopiest turkey neck on the Front Range.