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I am a Texas native who grew up in the Dallas area. I attended The University of Texas, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development. I subsequently completed all of my graduate training at the University of North Texas, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I completed an APA accredited residency at The Medical College of Georgia/Children´┐Żs Medical Center and a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, both of which are nationally acclaimed hospitals. I received my licensure/board certification as a Licensed Psychologist from the Texas State Board in 2000.

Upon completion of my training, I accepted a clinical faculty position back at the Medical College of Georgia as the Director of Pediatric Psychological Services for the Department of Pediatrics, after receiving my licensure by the Georgia State Board. I also held a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry/Health Behavior. My work here entailed providing consultation and therapy services for children and adolescents who were referred by their general or subspecialty pediatricians on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. In addition, I also was involved in the teaching/supervision of medical students, pediatric residents, and psychology residents and post-doctoral fellows as part of their APA accredited training. I truly enjoyed helping future pediatricians and psychologists learn about the mental health needs of children and how to help identify and treat problems when they arise. I was also involved in various research activities which resulted in several publications and presentations at regional and national conferences. While in Georgia, I held several leadership positions in the local and state psychology associations including serving as President of the Augusta Area Psychological Association from 2005-2006 and as representative to the Georgia Psychological Association. I also was very active in the Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team, and provided volunteer service to victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

After a wonderful five years in Georgia, my family decided to relocate back to Texas and the Austin area. I continue to remain active in the community and am so grateful to be able to resume my long involvement with For the Love of Christi, a non-profit organization providing bereavement support to those adjusting to life after the death of a loved one.

My hobbies include cooking, traveling, and most of all, spending time with my husband and 4 beautiful boys!