I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Rutgers University, Summa Cum Laude, and earned my masters and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver (APA Accredited).
By nature, I am empathic, attentive, and curious; I have a profound appreciation and respect for people and their life stories. I find my work to be incredibly rewarding, and I genuinely love what I do. To provide the best possible services, I continuously pursue additional psychological training and education while staying informed of the latest research. I strive to be a culturally-sensitive and informed therapist so that you are ensured to experience an accepting atmosphere in which you feel safe and understood.
For fun, I enjoy the country life and hanging out with my menagerie of animals, including cats and bunnies, ducks and chickens, and a couple of peacocks! I enjoy horseback riding, learning Icelandic, and taking walks with my Australian Shepherd and chihuahua. I grew up listening to Pink Floyd and spending summers in the country in Russia, where I was born. I love Iceland and its horses. I'm a voracious reader of both literature and non-fiction, and am wildly unsuccessful but ever persistent at cross-stitching.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~ Maya Angelou