I began my study of psychology as an undergraduate at Northwestern University. When I started my doctoral studies at the University of Oregon, I had an aspiration of being a psychology professor. Now, I am excited to offer emotional wellness and health classes to community organizations.

 

For the past decade, I have conducted and published psychological research related to cultural diversity. I have served on various local and national committees focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). I am happy to offer diversity training and consultation on DEI issues using a trauma-informed lens.

I started my own healing journey from trauma in graduate school. Having walked through this transformative journey, I carry immense hope and compassion for those recovering from trauma and PTSD. My two-year residency specifically focused on PTSD. Previously, I have worked with children and adults with trauma in a variety of contexts. My approach to healing integrates evidence-based psychological principles with spiritual practices. 

Learn more about my unique approach here.

2018-2020

Oregon Health & Science University

School of Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry 

VA Portland Health Care System

Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center

Psychology Resident

2017-2018

Minneapolis VA Health Care System 

Generalist Track [Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)]

Psychology Intern

Education

2011-2018

University of Oregon

Clinical Psychology Program (Accredited by the APA and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System)

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology

2007-2011

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy 

Concentration in Human Development and Psychological Services