I am a licensed clinical psychologist and ecopsychologist. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University. My doctoral research explored interconnections between the human psyche and the more-than-human natural world. I'm rooted in an understanding that humans are part of nature and that connection to the more-than-human natural world and to our own animal rhythms is fundamental to health.
Prior to my doctoral studies, I trained in Lacanian psychoanalysis with GIFRIC (Groupe interdisciplinaire freudien de recherche et d'intervention clinique et culturelle) in Québec for four years. Prior to my doctorate I also worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals experiencing eating disorders and psychotic disorders.
Since 2013, I've provided individual and group psychotherapy to people facing a wide variety of issues. I have a particular interest in working with those who struggle with grief/loss, trauma, and self-esteem issues.
My professional pursuits wouldn't be possible without my personal commitments to laughter, wildness, and continually unlearning what I thought I knew. My favorite ways of tending to my spirit include meditation, revisiting the pivotal books of my childhood, and camping – preferably with a clear view of stars.