Diversity, equity, and inclusion are my personal and professional values. These values permeate my work as a teacher, researcher, and clinical psychologist.
Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at The Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago. I conduct research on health, broadly. I teach classes related to diversity, health, and psychotherapy. I also have a clinical psychology Private Practice, working both with individuals and also those in couples/relationships. I have office locations in downtown and in Edgewater.
I was born in the western suburbs of Chicago, growing up both 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/relationship therapy. I've trained in Veterans Affairs hospitals for two years, and I also have experience working with athletes related to Sport Psychology.
I am a tennis player and a plant lover - with over 150 plants and trees in my home.
Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism
Health consequences of laws and policies, racism, oppression, and stigma
Health Behaviors and Psychological Health
Treatment adherence, exercise, sex,
substance use, depression, anxiety
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
Empirically Supported Treatment
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and integrative approaches that are research-based.
Mood, anxiety, substance use, trauma, health, relationships, sex, intimacy
Individuals, partners, sexual and gender minorities (SGM), sex workers, veterans, athletes