ABOUT ME

I am an educator, researcher, and clinical psychologist. I was born in the western suburbs of Chicago and grew up there and in southwestern Michigan.

 

I attended the University of Michigan, earning my B.A. in Psychology; the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology; and, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, as a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in couple therapy. I've trained in Veterans Affairs hospitals for two years, and I also have experience working with athletes related to Sport Psychology.

 

Currently I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at The Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago. I conduct research on health, broadly. I also have a clinical psychology Private Practice, seeing both individuals and couples. I have two office locations - downtown, and in Edgewater.

I am a proud uncle of nine nieces and nephews, a tennis player, and a plant lover.  

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Health Behaviors and Psychological Health

Treatment adherence, exercise, sex, 

substance use, depression, anxiety

CLINICAL WORK

Empirically Supported Treatment

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and integrative approaches that are research-based. 

Health within Romantic Relationships

Health of individuals in long-distance relationships, health behaviors within sexual and gender minority (SGM) relationships

Health Research Methodology

Recruitment, retention, under-represented research populations, community-based participatory research

Specializations

mood, anxiety, substance use, trauma, health, relationships, sex, intimacy

Populations

Individuals, partners, sexual and gender minorities (SGM), veterans, athletes