I come to the study of psychology with a fresh take on what it will mean to serve, heal, and educate in the modern era.  With a background in many areas of design, I have a unique approach to solving complex problems and understanding the world around us.  I rely on a Design Thinking methodology, which exists at the intersection of the creative mind and the strategic, analytical synthesis of that creativity. 

Having taken a rather non-linear track through my undergraduate studies, I've had exposure to major courses in almost every academic discipline.  Because I've studied everything from design, business, psychology, forensic science, and music, I've become "rounded and grounded" in thinking inside a variety of perspectives.  My quantitative and arts-heavy education has shaped me into a balanced analytical and systems-oriented creative thinker with a knack for transforming ideas into realities. 

I believe that we are all works in progress and that it's important to continue learning, maturing, and strengthening ourselves every single day.  I'm constantly learning, innovating, and self-editing as I make my way towards my professional goals.  Complacency has never been a close friend, and I bring a powerhouse of energy to my studies and design work.

 

I hope someday to practice clinical psychology at the doctoral level and lead research that innovates current approaches to the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.  With great passion, I hope to bridge my unique combination of knowledge and experience to empower a movement towards inclusion and accessibility across all of my work.

  • Complex Psychopathology

    • Diagnosis & Classification  of Mental Disorders

    • Pathological Narcissism 

    • Personality Disorders

    • Psychopathy
       

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Learning Disorders

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder

      • Experiences Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    • ADHD

      • Experiences of Females with ADHD​

    • Dyslexia

    • Complex Learning Disorders

  • Family Systems

    • Systemic Approaches to Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Experiences of Ableism 

    • Obesity, Lipedema & Fatphobia

    • Disability & Internalized Ableism

    • Self-Acceptance & Self-Image

  • Trauma

    • Complex PTSD 

    • Epigenetics & Intergenerational Trauma

  • Forensic Psychology

    • Criminal Psychopathology

    • Forensic Case Analysis​​

  • Complete Pepperdine's M.A. in Clinical Psychology

  • Pursue a research PhD in Clinical Psychology