I am a psychologist trained in evidence-based treatments. I have particular expertise in treating psychological trauma and PTSD. I have been certified by the National Center for PTSD as a provider for Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) and Cognitive-Processing Therapy (CPT), both evidenced-based treatments to help reduce the symptoms of PTSD.
I also treat insomnia and sleep problems, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, mood disorders, relationship problems, anger, and other stressful life transitions. I have completed specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), mindfulness, anger therapy, and behavioral activation for depression (BA).
I graduated with a B.A. in psychology and comparative literature from the University of Copenhagen and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. I have received training in cognitive behavioral therapies at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. My doctoral research focused on the effects of childhood trauma on later personality development. I completed my predoctoral internship at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System and a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University where I specialized in working with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Since completing my graduate training, I have worked in private practice, VA hospitals, the Center for Deployment Psychology, and with public safety and law enforcement agencies in Illinois and North Carolina where I have conducted pre-employment screenings, crisis evaluations, and fitness for duty evaluations.