• Education:
    • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, PsyD; The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute, 2014
    • Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, MA; Geneva College, 2009
    • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, BA; The State University of New York at Albany, 2007
  • Internship and residency
    • Predoctoral Internship in Primary Care Behavioral Health at HealthPoint Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA, 2014
    • Postdoctoral Fellow in Primary Care Behavioral Health at Central Washington Family Medicine, Yakima, WA, 2015

Practice Experience:

  • 2015-present Behavioral health consultant and faculty member at CWFM
  • 2016-present Behavioral health education director at CWFM

Philosophy of Care:

  • Health is not an absence of symptoms but an engagement in a meaningful, fulfilling life.

Medical Interests:

 Integration of behavioral health into primary care and family medicine clinics.

  • Applying contextual behavioral approaches to chronic conditions routinely seen in primary care
  • Training residents in psychosocial medicine and practical contextual approaches
  • Completing practice-based research to improve the evidence base for community medicine
  • Advocating for family medicine and the primary care behavioral health model

 Personal Interests/Hobbies:

  • Pittsburgh sports
  • Playing basketball and football
  • UAlbany athletics
  • Spending time and traveling with family
  • Being involved in professional organizations to promote the primary care behavioral health model