Welcome, I am so glad you are here. Just a little bit about my schooling and professional training:
I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William James College, formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. My PsyD program gave me the advanced clinical training to springboard into my practice. My practicum training included working with young adults within the student counseling centers at MIT and Assumption College ( I later did some postdoc work at The University of Pennsylvania's counseling center as well). I also completed a practicum at the Lowell Community Charter Public School.
After completing my coursework, I was matched at Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the Penn Healthcare System, and stayed on for my APA accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship training. During this time, I was a fellow at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
Prior to receiving my doctorate, I obtained my master’s degree in counseling psychology from Temple University and a BS degree in psychology and English writing from the University of Pittsburgh.
Following my years of training, I became an adjunct professor at Temple University and was an assistant professor and director of Behavioral Health and Wellness Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). At UNMC I helped establish a program related to mental health for medical professionals and trainees. While there, I also completed a certificate in Mind Body Medicine (mindfulness and meditation) from the Benson Henry Institute, which is affiliated with MGH and Harvard Medical School, and was a recipient of the Division 39 Young Career Scholarship Award.
Though few people call their dissertation research fun, I found my topic “bromance” fascinating and my interest in all types of friendships and relationships blossomed from there. I also studied resiliency at UNMC.
In 2017, I branched off to start my own private practice; even though I am considered a “solo practitioner,” I engage with the professional community and continue to seek out new professional experiences.