My approach to patient care is strength-based and holistic: I believe that the patient is the expert on their stories and that mental health is undeniably connected to physical well-being. I explore patients’ strengths, and I empower them to use those positive qualities to improve their overall health. I am grateful for every opportunity to educate patients on the impact that stress has on our health, and I enjoy coaching patients through healthy stress management strategies.
Serving people through mental health and substance use therapy is my passion. My own stress management comes in the form of camping during summer months and snowboarding through winter. I compete in power-lifting, and I enjoy traveling to visit my tremendously supportive family and friends around the country.
Qualifications and experience
- Behavioral Medicine, Mental Health and Behavior, Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety, Mental Health and Behavior - Depression, Mental Health and Behavior - Panic Disorder, Mental Health and Behavior - Postpartum Depression, Mental Health and Behavior - Stress, Primary Care, Psychosomatic Medicine, Stress Management, Substance Abuse
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2017)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2016)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year Department of Regulatory Agencies Association of Social Work Boards Clinical Social Work 2019
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests lie in Integrated Care - supporting overall wellness through primary care and behavioral health treatment. I specifically enjoy treating anxiety and panic disorders, depressive disorders (including postpartum onset), and other psychosomatic symptoms.