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Canvas Health’s Psychological Services program provides comprehensive or targeted psychological evaluation and consultation. These evaluations may assist diagnostic decision making, treatment planning, risk assessment, placement, employment, or court dispositions.
Health care evaluations include neurodevelopmental evaluations (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Autism, attachment difficulties, attentional problems), and differential diagnosis of complex mental health presentations for children and adults. The goal of the evaluations is to identify the most appropriate interventions for each individual case.
Forensic evaluations include developmental disability, fitness for duty, civil commitment, jail and pre-sentence psychological evaluations, child protection and parental capacity evaluations, and juvenile certification and Rule 20 examinations.
I approach my work with the assumption that everyone has the capacity to change, if provided with the proper support and treatment. Through respect of the individuality, the innate skills and personal autonomy of all clients, and developing interventions to meet the unique needs of every client, the ability to overcome the obstacles impeding the realization of a fulfilling and meaningful life will be achieved.
Direct intervention and case management experience working in residential and community-based programs with SPMI clients. Residential treatment with adolescents in foster care and/or involved with juvenile justice system. Pre-doctoral internship completed at inpatient psychiatric hospital. Post-licensure practice in outpatient mental health center.
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow
A psychological assessment is a collaborative team effort between an individual, their support network (family members, health care providers, teachers, case managers etc.), and the evaluator that can enhance therapeutic understanding, cohesion, and provide a framework to meet desired goals.
Internship completed at Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, NH focused on therapy and assessments of individuals with characterological distress and psychosis.
Lead Clinical Psychologist and Director of Psychology Training
I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is a key component to successful therapy. My professional philosophy includes incorporating multiple therapeutic techniques in order to tailor therapy to the specific needs of my clients. I emphasize empowering my clients I the therapeutic environment and their lives. My therapeutic style includes a balance of validation and challenges to help clients grow to their full potential.
I completed my predoctoral internship at Canvas Health and am excited to continue my career at Canvas Health.
Clinical Psychology Practitioner
I take a holistic perspective in regard to an individual’s mental and physical health concerns. I believe client-provider collaboration is key and I highly value consultation with treatment teams. When working with children and their families, I pay particular attention to the various systems impacting a person’s difficulties and practice openness and flexibility for the purpose of meeting each individual’s unique needs. I also utilize psychological assessment strategies when necessary for the purpose of gaining diagnostic clarity and formulating targeted treatment plans.
I have extensive training working with children and adolescents age 7+, especially those who either need or have needed out-of-home placement and/or psychiatric hospitalization. I have experience working directly with clients in residential treatment centers, psychiatric inpatient hospitals, inpatient substance abuse programs, day treatment settings, intensive in-home services, and outpatient programs. I also have extensive training conducting psychological assessment with individuals of all ages both for clinical/neurodevelopmental and forensic purposes. I treat individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, psychotic disorders, relational and interpersonal difficulties, personality disorders, dual diagnoses, health conditions, parenting concerns, and attachment disorders. My psychotherapy training is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), interpersonal therapy, family therapy, Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP), and behavior therapy, among others.