I am the founder and Director of Clinical Services and Training for the Sexual Orientation & Gender Institute of Arizona (SOGIA) and the Evidence-Based Therapy Center of Arizona. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who completed my doctoral training at Arizona State University studying LGBTQIA2S+ identified parents and how they educate and cope with discrimination that involved their children. I am an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University, Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, School of Medicine-Phoenix, and Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University where I supervise clinical/counseling doctoral candidates.
I have specialized training in several types of evidence-based therapy (e.g., ACT, CBT, CPT for PTSD, and full-model DBT). Combined, these forms of therapy support clients with issues in impulse control, parenting skills, anger management, grief, health behaviors, self-harm, sexual/gender issues, emotion regulation and coping skills acquisition. I have experience in pediatric hospitals, Veteran’s health systems, and community-based clinics with all ages.
I provide individual, relationship/s (i.e., couples, polyamory, CNM), and family therapy to all ages (children, adolescents, adults, and aging adults). My work with gender diverse populations (e.g., transgender, non-binary, gender queer, etc.) includes conducting gender-affirming hormone and surgical “readiness” evaluations. I also seek to support the unique needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ populations while honoring the standards of affirmative care that is culturally sensitive for a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Together, we will work to support your goals and determine the form of scientifically proven methods of therapy that will aid in healing.