Photo credit: Calvin Burgamy - 2019
Areas of Expertise
Trauma - Resilience - Post-Traumatic Growth
Identity - Intercultural Competence - Mental Wellness
College Student Development - Higher Ed - Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion
Born and raised in Virginia, I have always cared about engaging with others deeply. I attended Wake Forest University as an undergraduate and earned my doctoral degree in clinical and school psychology from the University of Virginia. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Vanderbilt University Psychological and Counseling Center and Primary Care-Mental Health Integration clinic with the Veteran Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and postdoctoral fellowship with Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science's Grady Nia Project. I am a licensed clinical psychology in the states of Georgia and Virginia and conduct teletherapy in 25+ states.
I work as an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Richmond. There, my research investigates the intersections of trauma, identity, and significant life transitions as it relates to mental health and wellness.
I feel passionately about the meaningful and reciprocal connection that bridges teaching, practice, and research seamlessly.
Education + Training
Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Arts
2006 - 2010
University of Virignia
Doctor of Philosophy,
Clinical + School Psychology
2010 - 2015