I am a New York State Licensed Psychologist. I received my undergraduate education at Canisius College, where I majored in psychology. I graduated summa cum laude. It is at Canisius College where I began working with children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. I became a Research Clinician and eventually Clinical Supervisor for the SummerMax program, an evidenced-based treatment program for children with high-functioning autism, led by Canisius College's Institute for Autism Research (IAR).
In 2008, I began training with University at Buffalo's Combined School/Counseling Psychology program, where I went on to complete my doctoral degree. While at UB, I received field experience in schools and agencies across western New York. This includes Heim Middle School, Holmes Elementary School, Baker Victory Services, Jacob's Neurological Institute, and the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center. I became a volunteer therapist for Greater Buffalo Counseling Center and continued my work with the Institute for Autism.
By 2013, I wanted more diversified training. I applied for a competitive internship match program, which led me to my American Psychological Association approved internship in Houston Texas. Leaving my hometown was a challenge. However, my internship with the Houston Independent School District Psychological Services Department was instrumental in my clinical development. HISD is the seventh largest district in the nation, with 272 schools at the time. I provided crisis intervention to schools across the city, as well as psychoeducational assessments, consultation, assessment of suicide risk, and ongoing therapy.
In 2014, I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota for my post-doctoral fellowship. I served as Clinical Leader for two intensive outpatient treatment programs. Minneapolis proved to be an exciting city, with breathtaking scenery, adventurous people, and home of the "jucy lucy!"
In 2015, I earned my license as a New York State psychologist. I was able to move back home to Buffalo! I joined The Summit Center to provide services to families and children in the Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic.
In 2016, I began my private practice. In 2018, I underwent 50 hours of training in EMDR. I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan. As a mother with two young children myself, I am currently interested in working with mothers and women during the post-partum period. I am working toward additional training on maternal mental health.