A diverse path
Like most people, I didn’t start my career off knowing what my ultimate calling in life would be.
I went to graduate school believing psychotherapy was my sole passion. Little did I know that I would end up being a Neuropsychologist!
Initially, in graduate school, I spent many hours providing therapy for my clients. This was very effective for many of them, but certainly not all of them.
These outcomes left me wondering what would help those clients not helped by therapy. And later, as I was in training for neurofeedback, I couldn’t stop thinking of those clients I couldn’t help.
One client, in particular, kept coming to mind.
He had a long and extensive history of trauma as a child and young adult. He found EMDR therapy helpful but continued to be triggered by certain life events. When this happened, he landed right back where he had started: scared, angry and tired of the suffering.
Luckily, I was afforded the opportunity to provide neurofeedback to this gentleman. It is no exaggeration to say this experience changed BOTH of our lives. After all his years of pain, he finally felt a change had happened. A PERMANENT and LASTING change.
Instead of re-living his trauma, he started LIVING his life.
His transformation became mine, as well. I knew exactly what I was put on this earth to do: to help those not getting the changes through therapy that they so desperately needed. My passion for neuropsychological testing has grown from being able to give people answers to better help them understand their struggles.
I look forward to doing the same for you.
I found my passion!
Passionate about how the brain works and discovering ways to help people become more successful in their lives, I enjoy working with individuals through the use of psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and neuropsychological testing. I thrive in the neuropsychological evaluation process and in helping people with their strengths and struggles.
Since the beginning of my career, I have been drawn to helping those who’ve experienced trauma. My dedication to neurofeedback came from working with active duty military and seeing the need for alternative ways to address the symptoms they experience from having a “deployed brain.”
My personal experience with my stepdaughter who struggles with autism and developmental disabilities has further fueled my desire to help families find the support they need. In neurofeedback, I’ve discovered a tool that helps people move beyond their perceived limitations and feel more hopeful about their future.
In my free time, I enjoy biking, hiking, traveling, playing with my dog Lambeau, and spending time with my husband and stepchildren.
In case you’re wondering…
- Licensed Psychologist
- Board Certified in Neurofeedback
- QEEG Diplomate