I practice evidence-based psychotherapy with a compassionate, holistic and person-centered approach.  I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based therapy.  I completed an intensive training course in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) through Behavioral Tech.
 
Prior to starting my own practice, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill.  I have worked and trained in multiple diverse settings including the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; an intensive residential dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program for adolescents at McLean Hospital; a special education school for children and teens with emotional and behavioral problems; a specialty bipolar disorder clinic; a community-based mental health clinic providing home-based family therapy; and as a fellow at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  While at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, I helped start a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program for young men returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
I received my bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Harvard University. I completed my clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. 

I have published scientific journal articles, written book chapters, and presented at conferences and invited workshops on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, mindfulness, yoga, self-injury, health-risk behaviors, and borderline personality disorder. While at Duke, I taught a seminar on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to psychiatry residents. At Harvard, I taught an advanced seminar to undergraduates on self-destructive behaviors and received several teaching awards. I also served as an academic advisor and mentor to undergraduates at Harvard.
 
In addition to being a clinical psychologist, I am also a certified yoga teacher. I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training through OM yoga. I teach yoga and mindfulness classes, lead workshops on yoga for emotional well-being, and integrate yoga into my psychotherapy practice.
 
I am a member of several professional organizations including the North Carolina Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association (Division of Independent Practice and Division of Clinical Psychology), the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Southeastern Consortium for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, and the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury.