I always say that I got my doctorate in people, not rats, meaning that I have a doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) not research. My training has consisted of treating a variety of clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with a specialty in complex psychological presentations. My bread and butter is finding behavioral solutions to complicated problems. I have expertise in psychological and neuropsychological assessment which is a bit like detective work. I listen to symptoms and use standardized testing to diagnose, treat, and write school and work accommodations like IEP and 504 plans.
Being a psychologist is a job I truly love. It allows me to not just diagnose clients but provide real life assistance and treatment to make lives better. It’s a privilege to work in mental health and not one I take lightly.
My career and life also changed when I became a parent, as what was once a job became much more personal. I try to treat every child and parent I see with the same care as my own family. At Pavilion, you can expect good outcomes but also practitioners who truly care about your mental health. I know this because that’s the reason I started Pavilion– to provide quality and extensive mental health care to North Georgia.
When I am not in the office, you will find me in my ever-expanding garden, arranging flowers, or playing adult soccer. I am well versed in self-care, which for me includes switch games, specifically anything Zelda or Mario Related. I’m also a self-proclaimed book nerd with an active and extensive Good Reads profile and am always on the lookout for new books to enjoy. Finally, I enjoy spending time with my family in the great outdoors, since I am originally from Boone, North Carolina.