i am a licensed clinical psychologist (PsyD); an mba; a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS); an iaedp™ approved supervisor; a certified daring way™ facilitator (CDWF); and an expert in all things mind/body. so, i guess you could say i have a special set of skills.
i received my masters in business administration at the same time i was pursuing my doctorate. This is nowhere near a typical combination, but we do know it takes both sides of our brain to do our best work. plus, my mba has allowed me to serve individuals and companies who are seeking greater purpose, meaning, and success in their given careers.
as a certified eating disorder specialist, i have developed a particular proficiency in recognizing and treating those who are struggling in their relationship with food; i’ve sat with clients for over 15,000 hours of therapy time and been interviewed by various national media outlets on the topic of eating disorders, body image and women’s health (see press page.) eating disorders ravish through families. destroy lives. fracture communities. i’ve seen it act as a vehicle for profound pain. i’ve witnessed it as truth-teller for secrets that feel too dark to be captured with words. eating disorders are complex. they are serious. they are deadly. but let’s be honest, you’re the expert on your eating disorder. i’m just a psychologist who has a whole lot of experience and wants to help you heal so you don’t feel so tortured.
shame is a joy killer. it can also even be a life killer, literally. if we allow ourselves to drown in shame, we become more prone to isolation, self-destruction, and addiction. if we learn how to become resilient to shame, then we rise above it, engage in more meaningful relationships, live with more courage, and ultimately self-invest. in alignment with this deep-seated belief of mine, much of my practice has been influenced by the work of brené brown, and i’m a certified daring way™ facilitator.
my work with athletes calls on me to blend components from my past and present. as a former collegiate and current athlete, I have knowledge and expertise of the belief systems, thought patterns, and self-sustaining critics that act as barriers to your optimum physical performance. regardless of what those barriers are, i am committed to pushing you through that which is deeply uncomfortable and toward the growth edge that will propel you into success.