Education

B.S. Brown University, Psychology 

M.A., University of Minnesota, Psychology 

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Clinical Psychology

 Academic appointments

 

Clinical Instructor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford School of Medicine

 

Adjunct Faculty, Palo Alto University

Experience

 

I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in diagnostic assessments (psychological, neuropsychological and educational) of children, adolescents, and adults.

I hold faculty appointments at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Palo Alto University. Additionally, I work at a community clinic where I supervise doctoral-level psychology interns on evaluations of adults and children.

I have over ten years of experience evaluating individuals with a wide range of presenting concerns in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, medical centers, VA's, rehabilitation centers, partial hospitalization programs, jails, inpatient units, and research studies. 

 

Before opening my private practice, I was the co-director of a low-fee assessment clinic and worked at Children's Health Council where I led multidisciplinary team evaluations of children and adolescents with a number of difficulties (e.g., emotional and behavioral concerns, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, severe and complex psychopathology, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD.)

Philosophy

Most psychologists are trained in either child or adult assessment. Influenced by my work with individuals of all ages, I adopt a lifespan perspective that acknowledges that development does not end in childhood and gives the same level of attention to events in adulthood. In my evaluations, I consider the critical changes that occur during every stage of life and interpret these changes in the context in which they occur. 

 

I am grateful for my experiences working in various settings and in multidisciplinary teams.  They have enhanced my ability to "catch" important things that are often missed by providers who have only evaluated individuals who present with a narrow set of concerns or who are not open to viewing information through a different lens (e.g., the role of medical illness, unique life events, rare conditions, etc.)

Additionally, I am always cognizant of how aspects of a client's identities such as gender, ethnicity, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status intersect with one another to shape life experiences