My clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of common childhood behavioral difficulties (e.g., tantrums, noncompliance, toileting/feeding/sleeping difficulties, etc.), severe behavioral concerns, and chronic irritability. Primary diagnoses of patients I treat include ODD, ADHD, and DMDD. My treatment approach prioritizes working with both the patient and parent/caregiver in addressing these concerns.
I use a family-focused and collaborative approach. I believe in the importance of taking time to understand why challenges may be occurring and developing an evidence-based treatment plan that is tailored to the individual needs of the patient and family. Primary therapeutic modalities I use include cognitive behavior therapy, behavior therapy, and parent/caregiver coaching.
I really enjoy being in the mountains, especially camping and hiking. I also love to travel and spend time with my family.
I routinely speak with media outlets regarding youth mental health concerns and ways in which adults can best support them. I enjoy presenting to community agencies, businesses, and schools on topics related to parenting, managing difficult behavioral concerns, and transdiagnostic approaches to youth mental health.