I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. It took me awhile to figure out that I wanted to be a psychologist (I changed career paths by dropping a business major and picking up a psychology minor after the first day of classes my senior year in college!). Despite the abrupt shift and initial shock of those around me, I have not regretted the decision ever since. After spending 4 years in Boulder, Colorado (one of the most beautiful places ever!) for graduate school, my husband and I moved back to Texas to be closer to family. After completing my clinical training, I decided to open a private practice specializing in the treatment of eating disorders in teenagers and adults. I have two school-aged daughters who keep me on my toes and who have given me an enriched perspective on both myself and my clinical work. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working on the house, and reading.
I received a doctorate (PhD) in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before that I received a Master's degree in clinical/counseling psychology from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. I also completed my undergraduate studies at SMU, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and minors in business and psychology. I am also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor (CEDS-S), accredited through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).
2010-present: Private Practice, Dallas, Texas
2009-2011: Adjunct Faculty, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2009-2010: Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Postdoctoral Fellow in Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and Eating Disorders Program
2007-2008: VA North Texas Healthcare System, Predoctoral Internship
2005-2007:La Luna Center, Boulder, Colorado
2006-2007: Center for Attention, Behavior, and Learning, University of Colorado at Boulder
2004-2007: Raimy Clinic, University of Colorado at Boulder
2004: Galaxy Counseling Center, Dallas, Texas
2002-2003: Weight Management Program, The Cooper Institute, Dallas, Texas