I am a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate professor in the departments of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. I am the founder and Program Director of the Neuropsychiatric Special Care program, a crisis assessment and intervention day treatment and inpatient unit for children with developmental disabilities (ages 4 to 17) with co-morbid conditions (medical and/or psychiatric) at the Children's Hospital. I have over 25 years of experience assessing and treating a variety of child, adolescent, and adult populations, has written articles and book chapters in the fields of autism, asthma, and art therapy, and have lectured and conducted workshops on autism spectrum disorders, both nationally and internationally. I have published two edited books, Autism: From Research to Individualized Practice, (2002) Jessica Kingsley Publishers and Growing Up with Autism: Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents (2007) Guilford Press.
I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I believe in treating the child as a whole, taking every aspect of a patient's life and health into consideration during diagnosis and treatment.
In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, painting, Karate and yoga.