I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Louisville, Kentucky who has provided therapeutic services since 2003 to adolescents and adults with a wide variety of mental health problems. Currently I specialize in the treatment of adults (including young adults), Couples Therapy, and Parent/Family Therapy, and I am proud to be an LGBTQ ally.
Academically, I serve as a member of the Clinical Faculty in the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University (since 2006), helping to train the next generation of psychologists. I am an active member of the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA). Previously, I have provided therapy at Centerstone (formerly Seven Counties Services) and provided clinical supervision at Our Lady of Peace Psychiatric Hospital (OLOP) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS).
My educational background consists of undergraduate work at Spring Hill College (BA), and graduate studies in clinical psychology at Spalding University (MA, PsyD), and completing my Pre-Doctoral Internship at Emory University Student Counseling Center. I have invested the last several years with intensive training and study of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and expect to achieve full certification soon.
In addition to providing therapy and supervision services, I have presented at state and national conferences on many topics, including adolescence, ADHD, parenting, supervision, and group therapy.
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we are each trying to do our best (given our genetics, family training, and current circumstances). However, we tend to get stuck in certain emotional patterns, thought patterns, and behavioral patterns. In order to help with this “stuckness,” I utilize a combination of evidence-based treatments: Humanistic Therapies (MI and SFBT), Relational Therapies (IPT, EFT and Gottman), Cognitive Therapies (CBT, DBT, ACT), as well as new insights from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Mindfulness. All of this occurs within a safe, trusting relationship that we will build over time.
It is my goal to assist each individual/couple/family to build on their strengths and to reduce/accept their limitations, in order to become healthier and happier. How you define this health and happiness into specific goals will be up to you—though I certainly will help.
Finally, I am married and we have three “furry kids.” When I am not working, teaching, or attending or offering professional training, you may find me walking one of Louisville’s beautiful yet challenging public golf courses.