What do I do at the Counseling Center?

I am a Doctoral Intern working on completing my PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver. At the Counseling Center, I provide individual and group therapy, outreach and consultation, and supervise clinicians in training. My focus area is athlete mental health, in which I strive to integrate performance and clinical issues to improve to overall well-being of athletes at JMU.

What's it like to work with me?

When working with clients, my initial goal is to build a foundation of trust and growth through a collaborative approach between therapist and client. I approach therapy in an integrated way, combining aspects of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories. This means I help the client understand their patterns, why they might have developed, and discover new ways of thinking and behaving. It also means I help the client actively work towards recognizing what might be getting in the way of them reaching their goals on their own. Additionally, I work to incorporate all aspects of the human experience (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual) in therapy through a holistic perspective. My clinical interests include sport and performance psychology, life transitions, veteran mental health, as well as religion and spirituality.

What do I do at JMU outside of the Counseling Center?

I enjoy working out, outdoor activities, cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends.

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