In treating children, adolescents, and college-aged adults, it is important to understand the relationship between the developing person and the environment, such as school, family, community and culture. My training in school psychology and child/adolescent development will help guide parents through a thorough assessment of the child’s development thus far, discussion of the problem and planning for the future assessments and therapy sessions. My experience of working in the school system will help parents navigate through the school policies and procedures related to special education services for their child in the school or university setting.
In addition to my school psychology background, I have extensive training in an acute-care hospital setting providing psychological services to children, adults, and families in crisis; and in acute situations such as an untimely death in the family, a severe car accident, or a traumatic injury.
As a native of Jacksonville, my husband, two children and I enjoy everything Jacksonville has to offer such as the revived downtown life, the beaches, rural communities, and local state parks. Each year, my extended family has a tradition of gathering on Thanksgiving and celebrating life and all it has offered us for the past year, and what we can be thankful for during the upcoming year.