I opened Exposure Therapy Chicago (ETC) in 2020 after recognizing the increasing need for access to evidence-based therapy, particularly given the impact of the global pandemic and related uncertainty on mental health. ETC uses telepsychology to deliver therapy virtually and securely for adults across the US (see available states here). Research shows that telepsychology has similar effectiveness to in-person therapy, and is more accessible and convenient. Further, therapy can be more helpful because we can work on your treatment goals within your home, allowing for immediate and direct application to your everyday life.
Together, we will use evidence-based treatments that are adapted to your specific symptoms and circumstances to meet you where you are and help you move towards your goals in a clear and collaborative manner. Above all, I endeavor to approach my clinical work with an open, kind, and curious nature, and with a sense of humor and humility. I value the warmth and supportiveness of the therapeutic relationship and look forward to beginning this work with you.
I graduated with my PhD from the University of Wyoming in 2010 and then completed a two-year NIMH postdoctoral fellowship in Traumatic Stress at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center in Charleston, SC. I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Department at Northern Illinois University before entering full-time clinical work, eventually opening Exposure Therapy Chicago. I am Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. I am actively involved in OCD Midwest and am a member of the TLC Foundation, International OCD Foundation and Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science.
When I am not doing clinical work, I enjoy spending time with my spouse and dogs, as well as cooking, cross-stitching, reading, listening to podcasts and learning to play tennis (which is an ongoing practice in self-compassion and hand-eye coordination).