eating disorder, Bloomington, counseling, therapy

M Y  A P P R O A C H

eating disorder, Bloomington, counseling, therapy

I take a holistic and integrative approach to therapy, and place a strong importance upon the therapeutic relationship. My approach is open and nonjudgmental, warm, collaborative, active, and tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their presenting concerns and goals for therapy. I most commonly use methods associated with cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT), and acceptance and commitment (ACT) theories. I also have training and experience in working with interpersonal approaches.


Although I have extensive experience working with young adults, my practice in Bloomington, IN is open to people ages 13 and up. I have experience and training in working with a wide variety of diverse and intersectional identities, and I strive to create a safe, inclusive, and affirming space. People of all identities are welcome to my practice, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability status, immigration status, and nationality.

I am part of the Coalition for Overcoming Problem Eating/Exercise (COPE) at Indiana University, and the Eating Disorder Task Force of Indiana.


Education and
Work Background

Education
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), 2011
University of Indianapolis

Master of Arts, 2009
Clinical Psychology

University of Indianapolis
Bachelor of Arts, 2006

Psychology and English
Indiana University

Work Background
Before moving into independent practice in Bloomington, Indiana in June 2015, I worked in university counseling centers including Purdue University and the University of Pittsburgh. While at Purdue and Pitt, I further developed my sub-specialty areas of eating disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and group therapy. I participated on the eating disorder treatment teams at Purdue and Pitt, and a significant portion of my caseload was dedicated to working with those with eating concerns. Additionally, I provided education and training on eating disorders to the campus community. At Pitt I was the group therapy coordinator and director of the Stress Free Zone, a program and physical space on campus dedicated to mindfulness and yoga practices. I completed my pre-doctoral internship training at Virginia Tech.


In addition to clinical practice in Bloomington, IN, I teach graduate and undergraduate students in the Psychological Sciences department at the University of Indianapolis as an adjunct professor.