I’m proud to say that I grew up along the Missouri River, and I’m very passionate about being back in the state to practice as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist - living and working in Columbia, MO. I love the people here, and respect the various cultures that make up the Show-Me State.
In 2007, I traveled to the Land of Lincoln to complete my doctorate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Studying and training with some very talented clinicians and researchers, I learned to practice some of today’s most promising behavioral interventions. This included two years of advanced training in the chemical dependency unit at Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville, IL where I developed competence at applying behavioral therapies.
I am very passionate about contextual-behavioral science and its attempts to alleviate human suffering. These interventions are rooted in cutting-edge science, spirituality, and the very best of what it means to be human. To find out more about the empirically-supported therapies I practice, click on the Interventions link above. Or, go to the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) - by clicking on the button below - to find out more from the researchers continuing to develop them.
I have known what it means to suffer. At times, I have found myself stuck in holes that appeared too deep and dark to climb out of. I have lived through those feelings of hopelessness and uncertainty. Today, I am committed to learning to value the pain and the meaning that grows out of those types of experiences.
Because, pain is unavoidable. Suffering is optional. And, a life-worth living is possible.
I honor your struggle, too. And, it is a personal value of mine to help you transform your life into an experience that is increasingly meaningful – and maybe even teach you to hold it as sacred as I do.