I am an experienced licensed psychologist (FL Lic. PY 8470) specializing in helping adults young and old navigate the challenges that are just part of living, like relationships, loss, anxiety, and life getting off-track. After earning a B.A. in philosophy from Cornell University, an M.A. in psychology from University of Richmond, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Iowa State University, I completed a 2000-hour APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the University Counseling Center at Florida State University and a 2000-hour post-doctoral residency at The Counseling Associates in Naples, FL. As a graduate student, I was a member of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, and I am currently an active member in good standing with the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association. I have served on the Board of Directors of the Lower West Coast chapter of the Florida Psychological Association since 2014, serving as President from 2016-2018. I am board certified by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors and hold a certificate from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.