I received my undergraduate degree (B.A. in Psychology) in 2002 from Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. I went on to earn a M.A. in Sport Psychology (2009) and Psy.D. (2011) in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. I completed two CAPIC (The California Psychology Internship Council) Internships in Professional Psychology. The first was at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Sonoma State University and the second was at The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Counseling Center. I then did an APA (American Psychological Association) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Professional Psychology at the Arizona State University Counseling Center.
I have over 15 years of coaching and psychotherapy experience: prior to starting my online coaching practice, I had a private practice in Memphis, and 6 years of experience working in a community mental health center as well as 6 years of experience working in university counseling centers in CA and AZ.
During my postdoctoral residency, which had a focus on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Based Approaches to Psychological Wellbeing, I personally experienced the impact chronic stress can have on the human body and mind. My own challenges provided the impetus for my immersion into mindfulness, self-compassion and acceptance based approaches to well being.
I strive to support others in uncovering the health, vitality and strength that lies within. I work with clients as they develop healthier ways of relating to internal (thoughts and feelings) and external (others/life situations) events.
Group work is a passion of mine, and I leadMindfulness, Self-Compassion and Acceptance and Commitment Training groups, where participants are asked to engage in mindfulness and self-compassion exercises, explore personal values and engage in committed action in the service of those values. I will also be running retreats starting this year.
I am committed to the work I do with athletes and performers of all kinds, as all humans are performers.
An integrative approach directs my work, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness and self-compassion-based techniques for healthier living. I support those struggling with stress and disordered eating, as well as helping clients to improve performance on and off the field. I greatly enjoy giving keynotes and speaking at conferences.
I provide lecture series and programs for businesses or teams. I am happy to tailor a program specific to your needs.
- Williams College (B.A. Psychology)
- John F. Kennedy University (M.A. Sport Psychology) and (Psy.D. Clinical Psychology)
- License No.: PSY3178 Tennessee