I practice evidence-based psychotherapy with a compassionate, holistic and person-centered approach. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based therapy.
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.