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About Me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist located in Chicago with over 10 years of experience treating adults with an array of concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, moral injury, life transitions, identity issues, etc. While I am a generalist, I also have specialized training and experience treating post-traumatic stress, including Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and other established models of trauma recovery.

My clinical training was primarily in hospital settings, including rotations in Neuropsychology, Inpatient Psychiatry,  an HIV/AIDS clinic, and a VA Post-Deployment Clinic serving post- 9/11 combat veterans.  I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, with clinical rotations in PTSD and Substance Use Disorders, Recruit Mental Health at Naval Station Great Lakes, and a residential Addiction Treatment Program. I went on to become a Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of the Student Veteran Outreach Program at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, where I established and managed partnerships with Chicago-area universities to link veterans transitioning from military to campus life with mental health services. 


I have worked with survivors of many forms of emotional trauma over the course of my career, including as a state-certified sexual assault crisis counselor serving Chicago-area  emergency rooms. I also have extensive experience working with those who have endured childhood emotional and physical abuse or neglect, or histories of challenging family or parent/child dynamics. I’ve taught doctoral-level courses in psychodynamic psychotherapy, supervised many psychologists-in-training, and delivered countless lectures and clinical trainings on my specialty areas to professional audiences. I've also co-authored articles in peer-reviewed academic journals on the topics of post-traumatic stress and post 9/11 veterans. 

Specialty Areas

  • Depression

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Complex trauma

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Moral Injury

  • Attachment and Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-esteem and Identity Issues

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Military/Veteran Issues

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association​​​

    • Division 39- Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology

    • Division 56- Trauma Psychology

  • American Psychoanalytic Association, Member

  • Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, Member

  • Psychotherapy Action Network, Steering Committee Member

  • PSYPACT-an interstate compact allowing licensed clinicians to practice telepsychology across state boundaries. See PSYPACT states here:

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