My interest in psychology has always grown naturally out of my interest in the human condition more broadly. I came to psychology through a background in the arts, religious studies and philosophy. Because of my desire to understand the human mind as deeply as possible, I have focused my work on the study and practice of psychoanalytic psychology, as I believe it offers the most robust and meaningful conversation about what it is to be a human, how we suffer, and how we grow and heal.
I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College, with an emphasis on providing individual psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy. In addition to my doctoral training, I have completed an additional year-long fellowship at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.
While earning my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD), I chose to also earn a Masters of Theology from Wheaton College. Although existential concerns, or issues related to faith or spirituality, may not be part of why many people seek my help, I am open and capable of engaging with those concerns if they are part of your life.
Before establishing a private practice, I worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics as well as intensive, residential/hospital settings.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) and the Society for the Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology.
If you have any specific questions for me regarding my experience or approach to therapy, I would be happy to answer additional questions via phone, email or in person.