Why did you become a provider?
After working in community-based programs, I developed a strong desire to help families with children with disabilities and other developmental needs. As a developing clinician, I focused on how I could help families understand and respond to their child.
As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?
My therapeutic and assessment practice is rooted in the basis of family-center and strength-based models. I have made it my life's mission to support children, teens, adults and families with special needs by providing them with compassion and high-quality supports through relational therapy.
What type of care/clinical interests are you most passionate about?
Autism, child development, anxiety, behavioral challenges, developmental delays, child sleep problems and parent stress.
Why did you choose your specialty?
I enjoy working with children with special needs and supporting the whole family.
What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?
I am patient and compassionate with clients. I want families and children to feel comfortable when working with me.
Being a healthcare provider, what motivates you each day?
I'm driven by watching children and families growing together. I love it when families feel like they have more freedom and can enjoy inclusive activities within their community.
What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
This is a safe place for families to discuss their thoughts and feelings. I want families to feel free of judgement. My job is to help support you and meet you where you are at in the process.
What are your personal interests?
I love being active and exploring the outdoors. I enjoy cooking for my family and friends. In my free time, I love to go on hikes with my husband and my dog.