I grew up on Long Island, New York, but moved to Florida in my senior year of high school (yeah - that was oh so much fun), where I stayed for about 20 years. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida State University in 1991. I liked FSU so much that I decided to stay and complete my graduate studies there. My Master of Science degree was completed in 1994 and I earned my PHD in Clinical Psychology in 1998 (Is it obvious yet that I am a die hard Seminole fan?) I will say, however, that I have also grown fond of the Longhorns since I've been here...
I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk from 1997-1998; and completed a post-doctoral residency at Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee from 1998 - 2000. I have been licensed in the state of Florida since May of 2000 and recently obtained licensure in the state of Texas, as well. I am recognized as a Health Service Provider by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and am a member of several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association and the Texas Psychological Association. I was a past member of the Southeastern Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association.
I enjoyed a rewarding and successful career in the Tampa Bay area - where I built a private practice and consulted for a charter school and a residential treatment facility for children and adolescents with psychiatric issues. I developed wonderful professional relationships with many psychiatrists and psychologists in the Brandon, Florida community, many of whom I still keep in touch with today.
In 2008, my husband and I moved with our 3 chidren to Texas to be near family, and we were instantly hooked! We love beautiful Hill Country and the amazing big Texas sky!! In my first few years here, I worked as a psychologist and supervisor for the Behavioral Health department within the Army Medical Command at Ft. Hood. The years spent working with our brave men and women in uniform were some of the most rewarding ad challenging of my career. I made the hard decision, after 3+ years, to stay closer to home and return to private practice, but I still continue to work with soldiers, retirees, and their families from the community level. I've enjoyed putting down roots in the Central Texas area and have come to really love it!
When I am not working or hanging out with my family, I enjoy reading, music, cooking, walking, and playing on my iPad! :-)