I received my doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in clinical psychology from the University of South Dakota and completed my residency and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA). I received advanced training in modern analytic group psychotherapy at the Center for Group Studies in New York City.
I have been in private practice since 2010 and have extensive experience in a variety of settings, including public and private psychiatric hospitals, Veteran's Administration (VA) hospital, troop medical clinic, community mental health center, college counseling center, forensic hospital, psychiatric emergency room, research consortium, youth facility on Winnebago Indian Reservation, and forensic private practice (sex offenders).
The diverse training experiences I received across multiple settings have provided the competency and flexibility to support my clients through a variety of therapeutic approaches such as psychodynamic, modern analytic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), existential, Gottman-informed couples therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and family systems (Strategic, Structural).
I am currently an assistant professor and chief of psychotherapy with the University of the Incarnate Word's psychiatry residency program, where I supervise and teach residents. In the past, I served as an adjunct assistant professor in the psychiatry department at UTHSCSA, providing individual and group psychotherapy supervision to psychology residents. I am currently President Elect of the San Antonio Group Psychotherapy Society. Previously, I served as President of the San Antonio Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.