As a clinical psychologist with a medical background and advanced specialty training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), I have knowledge of anatomy/physiology, pharmacology, conventional Western medicine and mind-body approaches. I use this broad expertise to tailor treatment to each individual, and often augment sessions with relaxation training, mind-body techniques, or nutritional interventions. Having discovered the healing power of neurofeedback, I sought professional training in neurotherapy, incorporating it into my work in 2004. Because of its effectiveness, neurofeedback is now my primary intervention.
After training at Johns Hopkins, I worked for over 10 years as a Physician Assistant in women’s health care. In my role as a Clinical Instructor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Tufts University Medical School, I facilitated interactions between medical students and patients, so that sensitive examinations would be comfortable for both. I then worked in an infertility practice, and was drawn to address the emotional needs of my patients. In subsequent work with a breast cancer specialist, I again focused on the role of emotional well-being in medical treatment. I went on to develop the women’s health service for a holistic group practice, collaborating with colleagues in alternative health fields.
Seeking advanced training in counseling, I earned my doctorate at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Cambridge Hospital.