My Background

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with fifteen years of experience providing individual psychotherapy for adults of all ages. I have worked with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, and spiritual backgrounds.

My Education

I completed my BA in Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I received a full Graduate Fellowship to attend the University of Rhode Island where I received both my Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology. I completed my APA accredited internship at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, and went on to complete an APA accredited Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Following my clinical postdoc, I was awarded a National Cancer Institute Research Fellowship at the School of Public Health at the UT Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. My research throughout graduate school and post graduate has focused on health behavior changes. Specifically, I address multiple health behavior changes simultaneously using a clinical integrated approach.

After completing my formal education I spent seven years working for the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System treating our nation’s Veterans. While at the VA I served as a National Clinical Coach for Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program, Chair of the Primary Care Mental Health Integrated Council for the VISN, and Program Leader for the Austin Primary Care Behavioral Health Clinic, before starting my private practice in Lakeway, Texas.

On A Personal Note

I am married to a wonderful husband of thirty four years. We have two beautiful daughters, a son-in-law, and two fun-loving granddogs. I enjoy gardening, hiking, and spending time at the beach.

Life is about balance. Take Care of You!