Extensive experience in providing therapy to male and female children, adolescents, and adults via individual, couples, family and group therapy. Areas of expertise include behavioral concerns, learning disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, sexual deviation/offending behaviors, stress management, relational issues, and substance abuse/dependency concerns.
Extensive experience in the administration, scoring, interpreting, and writing of psychological, psycho-educational, behavioral, and forensic reports. Managed large, diverse teams to complete operational and project work while adhering to budgetary guidelines and executing to expected timelines. Organized and successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) expert
Adept at treatment and discharge planning
Knowledge of adult and juvenile justice systems
Knowledgeable of Biopsychosocial assessments
Group psychotherapy expert
Strong public speaker
Anxiety disorder expertise
Obsessive-compulsive disorder proficiency
Adept at conflict resolution
Social skills teacher
Learning disability awareness
Georgia Licensed Psychologist / October 2000
Licensed Psychologist, 10/2000 to Current Woodstock Psychological Associates – Woodstock, GA
Provided assessments, psychological/psycho-educational evaluations, coaching, and CBT therapy to individuals, couples, and families.
Contracted with Metro-Atlanta Charter schools to provide psychological services to their Special Education Programs including the supervision of their school counselors, RTI Leads and Special Education Coordinators.
Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
Regional School Psychologist, Southeastern Region, 05/2008 to 06/2012 Imagine Schools – Marietta, GA Provided
psychological services to Response to Intervention (RTI) committees, gifted
programs and Special Education departments. Collaborated with special education
coordinators, school counselors, and RTI leads to manage multiple teams across
several schools to insure quality programming and adherence to
county/state/federal guidelines through policies, documentation and appropriate
record keeping. Responsible for psycho-educational evaluations, assessments,
and reports presented to In-School teams, students, families, and any required
external agency representatives. Consultant to school principals and regional
operatives for Imagine Schools. Responsible for training teachers, support
staff, and administration in specialized education practices (i.e. response to
intervention, behavior management interventions).
Psychologist and Director of Psychological Services, 03/1999 to 05/2008 The Devereux Georgia Treatment Network – Kennesaw, GA As a
psychologist, I utilized a Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic (CBT) approach to
provide therapeutic services to clients, individually and in groups, and their
families. As director, I was responsible for clinical, behavioral, and
educational programming for the at-risk teenagers and young adults at the 185
in-patient behavioral healthcare facility. As director, I was responsible for managing
multiple teams from different disciplines to achieve program goals while
insuring adherence to county/state/federal guidelines through policies,
documentation, report generation, and record keeping. Additional duties
included providing in-service training geared toward improving service
delivery, staff development, and job growth. Responsible for a psychology
pre-doctoral graduate intern training program.
Responsible for the Alcohol and Drug Program.
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.): Clinical Psychology, 1998 Argosy University - Atlanta, GA
Student government representative (President)
Recipient of Academic Scholarship
Master of Arts: Clinical Psychology, 1995 Argosy University - Atlanta, GA
Master of Arts: Counseling Psychology, 1988 State University of West Georgia - Carrollton, GA
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, 1987 Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA