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Areas of Expertise 


Trauma - Resilience - Post-Traumatic Growth

Identity - Intercultural Competence - Mental Wellness

College Student Development - Higher Ed - Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion

About Me.

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

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Wake Forest University

Bachelor of Arts


2006 - 2010


Vanderbilt University 

Predoctoral Internship,

Clinical Psychology



University of Virignia

Doctor of Philosophy,

Clinical + School Psychology

2010 - 2015


Emory University

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Clinical Psychology