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About Me

I am a Masters level psychologist who specializes in working with the early childhood population (birth-5), attachment issues in childhood, early childhood trauma, and perinatal mental health issues, in addition to working with children, adolescents, and their families who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and social disorders.  I am passionate about helping each child, parent, and family be the best they can be by finding interventions and supports that work for their unique situations.

 

I obtained my M.A degree in General Psychology from the University of Louisville in 2004 and my M.S degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 2006.  During my graduate training I specialized in working with children with Developmental Disabilities and the Early Childhood Population, as well as with adolescents in a residential setting.  After graduating I spent 9 years working in a Community Mental Health Center setting utilizing evidenced-based treatments with various populations.  It was during this time that I received additional specialized training in the areas of trauma, attachment, early childhood issues, and post-partum support, and came to fully realize my passion for these populations. 

I am a credentialed trainer in the state of Kentucky and work with child care centers to improve their knowledge base and interactions with children with and without emotional and behavioral disorders.  In addition to having trained for individual centers and the All-Stars program, I have provided training on several early childhood topics at multiple state-wide conferences including the Early Childhood Institute, the Behavior Institute, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, and the Ready Kids Conference.  I am a state certified trainer for Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, Substance Exposed Infants, Strengthening Families, and Connect-the-Dots.  I have also provided training on maternal and parental mental health topics for the Kentucky Perinatal Association and the Early Childhood Institute, as well as providing trainings on early childhood trauma and its impacts on development at the Medically Complex Foster Parent Annual Training. 

 

I am a member of the Kentucky Psychological Association and Postpartum Support International. I sit on the Board of Directors for the Home of The Innocents, where I am also the chair-person for the Program Services Committee. I helped establish and currently serve as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI-KY). I am also a member of the Touchstone Institute's Therapist Network.

 

My husband, Brian, and I have 2 daughters who constantly keep us entertained and on our toes!

  • Depression in Children

  • Anxiety in Children

  • Attachment and Bonding

  • Adjusting to Parenthood or a Growing Family

  • Relationship Changes with Becoming Parents

  • NICU involvement stressors

  • Childhood Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders

  • EMDR

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

  • Social Skills Training/Deficits

  • Gender Identity Support

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Childcare Consultations and Trainings

  • Other Issues 
     

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