Education and Experience

rock-entryI am a PhD psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I have post-doctorate training in health psychology and medical conditions, and in Positive Psychology. I maintain a private practice in Matthews, NC. I had been practicing in the Charlotte area for four years, previous to opening my own practice.

I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. I completed my internship in clinical psychology at Harvard Medical School/Veteran’s Health Administration in Boston, MA, working with primary care patients, spinal cord injured, geriatrics, and hospice. I then went on to the country’s highest rated two-year post-doctorate fellowship in Primary Care at the University of Massachusettes Medical School.

In addition to seeing patients, I have been on faculty to train medical residents in patient/doctor interactions. I am bi-cultural and bi-lingual in Spanish, and worked extensively with the Latino population in Massachusetts. I have training and research experience in the rapidly growing field of Positive Psychology, a specialty area that focuses on identifying and building on strengths rather than focusing on pathology. Previous to graduate training, I was a fitness professional. I combine my knowledge and experience in fitness to augment my comprehensive approach to mental health.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. I work with each individual to help them attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


  • American Psychological Association
  • Mecklenburg Psychological Association