I am a clinical psychologist with a primary interest in outpatient interventions for difficulties managing emotional experiences that interfere with well-being. As a clinician, I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults who report a variety of mental health problems, including personality, mood, anxiety, eating, trauma, stress-related, adjustment, and impulse control disorders. My approach to psychotherapy includes working collaboratively with my patients to identify their unique life and therapy goals and implementing evidence-based interventions to achieve the identified goals. As an educator, I train clinicians nationally and teach graduate students, psychology and psychiatry residents in in how to effectively apply CBT and DBT in their clinical work. As a researcher, I focus on psychotherapy optimization and neuroscience-informed treatment development for emotion dysregulation. My research keeps me up to date with the latest evidence-based approaches to use in my clinical work, and my work with patients strongly influences the research that I do. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, gourmet food, nature adventures, and time with friends with family.
Education and Training
- Ph.D., University of Washington, 2012
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training for Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients
- Identifying the Optimal Neural Target for Misophonia Interventions
- Neuromodulation Enhanced Cognitive Restructuring for Emotion Dysregulation: A Proof of Concept Study
- Evaluating a Novel Method of Generalizing Emotion Regulation
- Randomized Controlled Trial Computer-Base Intervention to Augment Drug Counseling