Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist, Interim Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
As the clinical director, I oversee clinical services at CAPS and focus on providing quality treatment options to WSU Pullman students seeking mental health services. As a psychologist, I provide individual, couples, and group therapy and supervise therapists-in-training.
In my approach to therapy, I value creating a safe and collaborative environment where you can learn how to manage uncomfortable thoughts and emotions and identify ways to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. It is also important to me to create affirming spaces that recognize and honor individual and cultural identities. In individual therapy, I primarily work from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach. When working with couples addressing relationship concerns, I use an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) approach. As a clinical supervisor, I like to focus on helping trainees identify and work from their strengths and a clear connection to their theoretical orientation.
I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Brigham Young University and completed my doctoral internship at the University of Notre Dame. I have been a senior clinical staff member at CAPS since 2016 and the Associate Director/Clinical Director since 2019. My clinical areas of interest include anxiety disorders, biofeedback, sexual concerns, LGBTQ+ identity development, men’s issues, and masculinities, group therapy, couples therapy, and brief/single-session therapy. I am proficient in Spanish.
In my spare time, I enjoy looking at and creating art (drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage), making French macarons, reading novels or short stories, and watching cooking, art/design, or fashion TV shows/documentaries with my partner and three kids.