I am a clinical psychologist practicing in the Austin area, offering individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy to adult clients.
Interests & Expertise
I enjoy working with a wide range of clients; however, my main areas of expertise include:
- Sexual Issues
- Relationship Issues
My style is warm, supportive, and direct, and I encourage serious discussion as well as moments of levity and humor. I use cognitive-behavioral, somatic experiencing, psychoanalytic, and family system treatment approaches. Cognitive-behavioral therapy involves identifying beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors that may be contributing to current problems, and developing more flexible, adaptive, and satisfying solutions. Somatic experiencing involves identifying and tracking physical sensations to create greater physiological resilience. Psychoanalytic therapy involves considering early influential experiences with family, friends, or romantic relationships that may be affecting ongoing issues. Family systems theory views couples and families as an emotional unit and takes into account the emotional interdependence of each member of the couple or family.
University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2003
Training & Experience
I received my doctoral training at the University of Texas at Austin Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory. I interned at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio where I counseled male and female veterans with depression, anxiety, spinal cord injuries, sexual and combat-related post traumatic stress disorder, and sexual dysfunction. I worked as a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and Concordia University at Austin, and have published eight peer reviewed articles and chapters on sexuality. I received post-doctoral training in marriage and family therapy and somatic experiencing theories and techniques. I have been practicing in the Austin area since 2005.