PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
Member, APA Division 29 - The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy
Service provider for Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization offering free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and their families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Member and consultant with various local and community organizations and multidisciplinary task forces, including the Colonial Area Family and Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.
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481 McLaws Circle, Suite 1
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, in clinical private practice for 30 years. I obtained my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. I completed my doctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
University of Virginia
I have extensive experience doing psychotherapy and counseling with adults, children, and adolescents with a wide range of problems and concerns. I provide clinical supervision to Psychologists and other mental health professionals. I also provide clinical supervision to graduate students studying to become behavioral health professionals.
In addition to my private practice, I have provided psychological counseling and evaluation for more than 30 years in the public sector, including as Lead Clinician at Colonial Behavioral Health, a community mental health center offering a multitude of behavioral health services in Williamsburg, Virginia. My role at Colonial Behavioral Health included provision of direct clinical services such as psychotherapy and psychological evaluations, as well as clinical supervision, consultation, and training of other therapists, clinical staff, and students. I implemented a process for monitoring the outcomes and effectiveness of outpatient psychotherapy services at Colonial Behavioral Health, similar to the process I use in my own practice (see Treatment Outcomes).
I have extensive experience coordinating a live supervision team. This is a team of experienced therapists who observe therapy sessions as they occur, via video or one-way mirror. "Real-time" feedback from the team is provided to the therapist and client before, during, and after the session. Informed consent is obtained from clients prior to the live supervision session. There is no extra fee charged for the live supervision, and both therapist and client typically find the live supervision extremely helpful.
I previously worked as Coordinator of Outpatient Counseling at Colonial Behavioral Health, and as a master's level psychologist with the Child Guidance Division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
I have written numerous professional articles, co-authored a book chapter on live supervision, and presented on a variety of clinical topics, with particular emphasis on components of effective psychotherapy and ethics. I participated as part of a professional Psychology delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia in 2006, and returned to both countries in 2008 to provide a guest lecture on Effective Psychotherapy at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia