As the founder of Greater Things, let me be the first to commend you on taking the first step towards making some positive changes that will increase your sense of personal power, resiliency, interpersonal effectiveness, and well-being to help you achieve "greater things"!
Psychology is my passion and I am honored each time someone trusts me to walk beside them on their healing journey. I believe that in any circumstance we are all doing the best we can and we can all do better. This approach to therapy allows one to be compassionate towards oneself regarding the past which opens the door to acceptance--the first step towards change. I use an integrative and collaborative approach as I assist others in recognizing and changing those thoughts and behaviors that prevent them from engaging and performing at their optimal level of functioning so they can live a fuller, more balanced, joyful life.
I earned my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology degree from Pacific University, completed a residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, and served as an Air Force officer and psychologist from 2000-2007. I have training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and in 2000-2001 a colleague and I were the first ever to bring DBT group therapy to a military setting with amazing results. In addition to my DBT training, I am a certified clinical trauma professional and also have training/experience in EMDR, substance abuse prevention/treatment and suicide and workplace violence prevention. Furthermore, I am a certified instructor in Preparation and Relationship Prevention Program and an experienced speaker and wellness seminar presenter.