My clinical training primarily focused on working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, perfectionism, relational conflicts, identity concerns, educational and career-related stress, loss, and major life transitions. In graduate school at the University of Iowa, I was trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy while working with adults at a chronic pain clinic. In the years since becoming a licensed Psychologist, I have held two roles: therapist and college instructor. I currently teach graduate and undergraduate classes in Counseling and Psychology, which helps me stay up-to-date on the new developments in research and theories related to counseling. Over the past few years I have tailored my clinical work to focus on working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and related conditions using cognitive-behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapies. I provide research-informed individual therapy to adults with anxiety and/or OCD and related disorders. Outside of work I am an animal lover, so in my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs, playing with my cat, and spending time in nature. I also enjoy playing board games, cooking, watching live theater, painting furniture, and reading mystery novels.