I take a holistic and client-centred approach to therapy, empowering each individual, couple or family to engage their unique strengths and resources in meeting their own treatment goals.
I incorporate a range of therapy models and approaches including:
Clinical Areas of Interest
I work with people of all ages, as well as couples and families, on a wide range of psychological and interpersonal issues. Particular areas of interest include:
For children under 10 years of age, I begin with parenting support sessions and work directly with the child if clinically indicated.
I received my Masters in Counselling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco in 2007 and became a Registered Psychologist in Australian in 2010. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, Inc.
I've been in private practice in Hobart since 2015, formerly at Family Psychological Services and Lenah Valley Medical Centre, and in solo practice at my New Town office since 2019.
From 2016-2021 I was the Tasmanian associate for a federally funded Inter Country Adoption Family Support Program, providing counselling services to individuals, couples and families currently or previously engaged in the inter country adoption program. I continue to provide support to the adoption community.
Since living Hobart I have also developed and facilitated programs for at-risk youth at the Hobart PCYC, presented as a guest lecturer for the Clinical Psychology Masters program at the University of Tasmania and run the Cygnet Clinic for the Huon Valley Council Community Mental Health Care Program.
Before moving to Hobart, I spent five years working as a Psychologist for the Western Australia Department of Corrective Services, both in the Perth metro and the Kimberley regions. There I provided prison counselling and ran group treatment programs for incarcerated Aboriginal people targeting substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual offending. I also contributed to projects aimed at improving the cultural relevance of offender treatment programs.