A CU Medicine provider.
My role as an integrated care psychologist is to work in partnership with patients of all ages as a member of their primary care medical team to improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I believe wellness is not a quick fix, but a way of living that’s built on our day to day choices and behaviors. I offer brief evidenced based treatment focused on practical skills to address issues like improving sleep, lowering stress and anxiety, stabilizing mood, coping with chronic pain, increasing healthy habits, and reducing the use of alcohol and other substances.
I lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and northern California before settling in the Mountain West. I studied Mandarin Chinese, French, and Spanish but I am far from fluent. I love learning about history and culture. I enjoy hiking, gardening, traveling, and downhill skiing in my free time.
Qualifications and experience
- Psychology, Primary Care Psychology, Mental Health and Behavior - Stress, Mental Health and Behavior, Mental Health and Behavior - Postpartum Depression, Mental Health and Behavior - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mental Health and Behavior - Phobias, Mental Health and Behavior - Panic Disorder, Mental Health and Behavior - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Mental Health and Behavior - Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Behavior - Depression, Mental Health and Behavior - Bipolar Disorder, Mental Health and Behavior - Bereavement, Mental Health and Behavior - Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
University of Colorado (2009)
University of California System (CA) (1993)
University of Pennsylvania (2000)
University of the Rockies (2008)
- Clinical interest for patients
My many clinical interests include treating bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, substance abuse treatment and prevention, suicide prevention, activating health behavior change, stress management, and "Common Sense" parent coaching.
- Volunteer activities
Parent Volunteer for Girl Scouts.
Fred's Team fundraiser for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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