I received my M.A. in counseling and guidance, and Ph.D. in counseling psychology, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I completed my doctoral clinical internship at the University of Utah University Counseling Center. During that time, I provided over 1,000 hours of therapy and assessment, and received over 300 hours of individual clinical supervision. I am a licensed psychologist in the states of Colorado (#5484) Utah (#9517430-2501) and I carry a caseload of individual and relationship therapy clients in my private practice.
I incorporate values of diversity, inclusion, and social justice in my clinical practice and professional work. I acknowledge my unearned privileges and stand-up to experiences of oppression. I conduct my work with an emphasis on ethics, integrity, accountability, and relationship-building. I want clients, students, and colleagues to feel comfortable and accepted in our work together.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Counseling Psychology, the Society for the Psychology of Women, the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, and, The LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah, and the Utah Psychological Association.
I serve on the steering committee for the Utah chapter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which focuses on advocacy and the advancement of rights for LGBTQ+ communities. I previously served on the executive committee as secretary of the Society for the Psychology of Sexual orientation and Gender Diversity, where I previously was the co-chair of the Bisexual Issues Committee. I am a past treasurer for the Society of Counseling Psychology’s Section on LGBT Issues and also previously served on the leadership collective for The LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah. I am a member of the editorial boards for two academic journals, including The Psychology of Women Quarterly and The Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.