BA, Psychology, University of Rochester
MA, Clinical Psychology, Adelphi University
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Adelphi University
Courses: Introduction to Psychology, Child Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Counseling
I began teaching at SUNY Orange on a part-time basis in 2008 and joined the full-time faculty in 2017. One of my favorite things about teaching psychology is bringing new knowledge into the classroom and making it accessible and relevant. As a practicing psychologist, I am able to bring my clinical experience into the classroom as well.
Psychology is an area of study that can lead in many directions. Many of my advisees have questions about the mental health professions and other related fields, and I am happy to help them chart a path toward their specific career goals.
My training is in clinical psychology, which focuses on diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. I have worked with a number of client populations, including individuals with severe mental illness, substance use disorders, and children with autism. My area of specialty is treating anxiety and mood disorders. I am well-versed in psychodynamic, cognitive, and solution-focused therapies, and I also have considerable experience in psychological assessment. As a supervising psychologist I’ve mentored clinicians as they accrue experience toward licensure and/or respecialization.
I am a member of the advisory board for the SUNY Orange Wellness center and previously served on the college’s Behavior Intervention Team.