The only way to do great work is to love what you do. ~ Steve Jobs
Welcome to my portfolio. Here you will find examples of my clinical practice, research, and instruction as well as contact information and links to my work on other sites.
About me ...
When I was working on my Master's Degree at the University of Michigan (UM) School of Social Work I had a very hard time choosing between clinical practice (or "micro" practice) and research, policy, and administration ("macro" practice) because I loved each aspect of social work. I chose a clinical degree with as many macro course hours as possible because I feel strongly about the importance of linking clinical practice and research and grounding all that I do in an evidence-base.
Once I discovered neurofeedback due to my own recovery from injury and migraine, I realized the reason change for many people is so hard. It is difficult - nearly impossible for some - to overlay a lot of talk therapy onto a brain that is not ready to receive the information. We must first correct the brain dysregulation, which neurofeedback facilitates, and then turn attention to behavioral solutions. I love what I do and I am honored to be able to help clients using proven tools to facilitate change.
My credentials include a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from Western Michigan University (WMU), an MSW from UM and a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Psychology from WMU.