I am a licensed psychologist and Cypress native with over 17 years of experience in the mental health field. After majoring in Psychology at Baylor University, I moved to Upstate New York where I earned my doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2007. While in graduate school I developed an interest in studying personality and personality disorders that continued throughout my doctoral internship at the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After graduate school I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University before relocating to New York City to work at an outpatient clinic within the Mt. Sinai Health System. In 2013 I returned to the Houston area in order to take a position at University of Houston Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), where I worked as a staff psychologist and clinical supervisor for graduate students. At present I am serving as an outpatient psychologist at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and hold an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.
As a therapist, I view our relationship as a partnership and I strive to create a relaxed environment where you feel respected, validated, and understood. My training and experience as a psychologist has led me to appreciate the complexity and uniqueness of each individual, and I firmly believe that there is no “one-size fits-all” approach to psychotherapy. Each of us have been shaped by our own distinct experiences and circumstances, all of which impact the way we view ourselves, others, and the world. Rather than just focusing on current symptoms or difficulties, I see my role as assisting clients in better understanding their own personal story in a way that offers a new perspective on the past and greater sense of clarity for the future.