If you have found yourself reading this bio, you are likely in search of a provider to meet you and your family’s needs. It is important that each family feels understood and supported and hope that by learning about myself, you gain the confidence you need to take the first step down what can feel like a challenging path.
My friends, family, and colleagues have always described me as a “kid person.” I believe engaging with children is the key to eternal youth. I have spent the majority of my training specializing in comprehensive psychological evaluations and therapeutic services for children and adolescents. My evaluations focus on neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism, ADHD, Intellectual/Learning Disabilities), mood/anxiety disorders, and general development. While I am passionate about evaluations, I also provide therapeutic services to a limited number of patients utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral Approach, primarily focused on anxiety disorders.
Educationally, I am a proud Jayhawk and Ichabod! I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas, and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Washburn University. My most enriching training experiences include working with children at the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center in Lawrence, Kansas, serving the community of Topeka, Kansas at the Washburn Psychological Services Clinic, providing care to patients in a psychiatric hospital setting at KVC Prairie Ridge in Kansas City, Kansas and at Responsive Centers for Psychology and Learning in Overland Park, Kansas completing psychological evaluations and individual therapy.
I have known I wanted to pursue a career in psychology from an early age, and have embarked on this journey with one of my favorite quotes in mind. “Find your passion. It is absolutely essential you find a way to obtain a level of satisfaction from your work as you do from your free time. To live for the weekend is, after all, to waste 71.43% of your life.” – Beau Taplin. Outside of my time at the Meadowlark Center, you can find me paddle boarding, with my pitbull Tank, or with friends on a patio trying out a new restaurant! I take great pride in my working relationship with each individual and family I meet and hope you reach out to me if my mission aligns with yours!