Our team values your psychological, emotional, and spiritual health. We are focused not only on survival, but on restoration of a meaningful and engaged life after cancer. We have experience guiding many patients and their families through treatment and recovery and want to provide the best comprehensive care to you and your family. My clinical role involves providing evidence-based psychological intervention and assessment to patients with hematological disorders including allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplant recipients and their caregivers. The psychosocial team can assist you with a variety of concerns such as symptoms of anxiety and depression, enhancing your coping skills as you adjust to the challenges of treatment, managing expectations, communication issues, family issues, coping with uncertainty, practical concerns such as how to sleep better at night, and ways to help you maintain motivation during the treatment process. If you are preparing to have a stem cell transplant, you and your caregiver will meet with one of the transplant psychologists prior to transplant for a standard pre-transplant appointment to discuss the psychosocial aspects of transplant (e.g., mood, coping, social support, family). Your psychologist, or psychosocial team member, will also “check in” during your transplant regarding any psychosocial concerns you or your family may have.
I love spending time with my four rescue dogs, hiking, baking, and experiencing all that Denver’s culinary scene has to offer.
Qualifications and experience
- Cancers, Cancers - Blood and Marrow Transplant, Hematology, Mental Health and Behavior
- Languages spoken
Loyola University Medical Center
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
University of Iowa (IA)
University of Kansas
- Clinical interest for patients
While I am passionate about addressing psychosocial issues across the cancer care continuum, I am particularly interested in trauma, sexual health and intimacy, in addition to grief and end-of-life issues.