Professional credentials & affiliations:
State of Arizona Psychologist License #4811
American Psychological Association (APA)
APA Division of Trauma Psychology-Professional Affiliate
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to earning my Bachelors, Master of Science, and Doctoral degrees and completing an internship and post-doctoral residency in Clinical Psychology, I received additional training at the renown Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Philadelphia, PA, under A.T. Beck, M.D., the founder of Cognitive Therapy and pioneer in the treatment of depression. I have also received extensive training in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, and crisis intervention & management.
I believe that individuals have a concept of their "ideal self", the person they want to be, and that given the right environment they can grow and flourish.
I treat each individual with respect and compassion and provide an environment in which they can work toward their treatment goals and their personal goals.
Additional training & certifications:
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist - International Assoc of Trauma Professionals-(IATP)
Certified Complex Trauma Specialist-Level II - Int'l Assoc of Trauma Professional (IATP)
Veteran's Administration & National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinical Training
Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist (Traumatology Institute, Toronto, Ontario)
Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia, PA
Neuroscience Certificate for Clinical Practice & Somatic Interventions for Complex Trauma
AMSR: National Center for Suicide Prevention
RRSR: American Association of Suicidality, Portland, OR)
The New Song Center for Grieving Children: Group Facilitator (Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ)