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.
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Referrals are accepted from contracting court and social services programs and from and other community health care providers, as well as from Canvas Health clinical staff.
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.
Lead Clinical Psychologist and Director of Psychology Training
I believe in providing individuals with thoughtful, evidence-based assessments that answer the questions that are the most important to them and the people supporting their well-being. In addition to completing assessments, I oversee Canvas Health’s APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology.
I have experience in primary care, community mental health, forensics, and before I was a psychologist, corporate settings. I have been with Canvas health since 2007.
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.
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.