I come to the study of Psychology with a fresh take on what it will mean to serve and heal in the modern era.  With a background in 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 and analytical application 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 had such a diverse education from music, sociology, business, forensic science, and design, 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 hard skills in graphic design, branding, writing, literature review, marketing, and presenting.

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

 

I hope someday to work in applied Clinical Psychology practice at the doctoral level and lead research that influences current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.  With great passion, I hope to bring together my unique combination of knowledge and experience to empower others in creating richer, more fulfilling lives. 

  • Neurodivergence & Neurodiversity

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder

    • Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    • ADHD

    • Dyslexia

    • Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders
       

  • Complex Psychopathology

    • Diagnosis

    • Personality Disorders

    • Co-occurring Disorders

  • Experiences of Ableism 

    • Obesity & Lipedema

    • Disability

    • Self-Acceptance & Self-Image

  • Trauma

    • Complex PTSD 

    • Epigenetics & Intergenerational Trauma

  • Forensic Psychology

    • Criminal Sociopathy & Psychopathy

    • Forensic Case Analysis

  • Sleep Disorders

    • Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders

    • Mood Disorders & Sleep-Wake Cycles

  • Complete Pepperdine's M.A. in Clinical Psychology by Fall 2022

  • Pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology