For information about my practice, Rose City Geropsychology, LLC, please see www.rosecitygeropsychology.com.
I am the founder of Rose City Geropsychology, LLC, where I provide individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.
The majority of my clinical training and experiences have focused on providing services to older adults and their families, in a variety of settings, dealing with concerns about adjustment, mood, and anxiety; normative and non-normative bereavement; end-of-life issues; interpersonal difficulties; chronic illness/injury; family caregiver stress; and varying degrees of cognitive impairment. I take a strengths-based approach to my work, using interventions based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), person-centered/Humanistic therapy, and multicultural counseling to facilitate the mental health and well-being of my clients. My clinical research has explored coping and adjustment in older adults, as well as protective factors against late-life suicide.
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2012. I completed a geropsychology-focused pre-doctoral internship (2011-2012) and a palliative care-focused post-doctoral fellowship (2012-2013), both at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System in Palo Alto, CA. Since 2013, I have been licensed to practice psychology in the state of Oregon.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Oregon Psychological Association (OPA), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Psychologists in Long Term Care (PLTC), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). I recently completed a 2-year term serving on the board of the Oregon chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (OACBS) and am currently chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the Society of Clinical Geropsychology, a division of the APA.