"No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back."
I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee and am a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. I am Licensed as a Psychologist in both Florida (#10052) and Texas (#37228). I have been trained as a generalist, capable of working with individuals and couples who have a variety of concerns. My primary areas of expertise and interest are multiculturalism and diversity, peak performance, stress management/reduction & burnout, relationship health, self-esteem and identity, and life transitions.
While I generally identify as being humanistic and performance psychology-based, I integrate a number of systems and methods into my practice. I am largely influenced by mindfulness-based practices, relational-cultural theory, feminist/multicultural theories, experiential/Gestalt theories, and DBT-based theories. Advocacy is also an important part of my professional and personal worldview, and I strive to provide services that are non-discriminatory and nurturing of all aspects of diversity.
As a previous collegiate Division I Track & Field athlete, I earned Academic All-American (second team) honors and was a member of the Indoor National Championship 2009 Track & Field team at the University of Tennessee. I continue to stay highly active through yoga, running, swimming, paddleboarding, and traveling as much as humanly possible. On occasion I love bringing my 10 year-old Labrador along to work too. After living and working in Tennessee, Arizona, and Texas, I am so thrilled to call beautiful Gainesville, Florida home and look forward to working with you!
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