As the founder of Genuine Life Psychology & Wellness, PLLC, I am passionate about guiding others toward a greater sense of whole-person wellbeing, and toward a genuine life. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of combined training and experience in helping people make positive changes. Throughout my career, I have always valued and enjoyed the opportunity to work with diverse clientele and colleagues. I feel very fortunate to engage in such fulfilling work!
I am a native of the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area, where I also completed my undergraduate psychology degree. My doctoral program at the University of Cincinnati allowed me to hone my skills in a variety of settings: psychology research program, university counseling center, community mental health clinic, children’s hospital, and VA hospital. Internship and postdoctoral residencies brought me to Texas, where I have lived and worked ever since.
I worked for several years at the University of Texas at Dallas counseling center providing therapy, crisis intervention, supervision and training, and outreach presentations. In 2010, I joined the staff at the Pastoral Counseling Center, fine-tuning my skills in spiritually integrated psychotherapy, supervision, and outreach presentations.
I have also had the honor of serving in several leadership positions in local psychological associations, including the Collin County Psychological Association and Dallas Psychological Association.
At the start of 2012, I launched my full-time private practice, Genuine Life Psychology & Wellness, PLLC. In June 2016, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training, broadening my skills to help people find mind-body-spirit wellness.
In my spare time, you can often find me riding my bike, doing yoga, meditating, cuddling with my two cats, enjoying nature, spending time with family and friends, cooking healthful meals, and trying not to overindulge in too much gelato.
I endeavor to be authentic, both personally and professionally. In my work, I believe that being genuine, straightforward, and down-to-earth helps me to develop positive, constructive connections with others. I enjoy working collaboratively and interactively, tailoring my approach to each person’s specific needs and goals.
Education and Licensure
B.A., Psychology, 1993, University of Maryland Baltimore County
M.A., Clinical Psychology, 1998, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2001, University of Cincinnati
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, #32123, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychology