To become wise you must learn to listen to the wild dogs barking in your cellar.
— Irvin Yalom (adapting Friedrich Nietzsche)


In brief, I believe psychotherapy can bring about meaningful change for a client when it successfully helps that person recognize and disrupt unhealthy/unhelpful patterns in their lives, feel more empowered, better tolerate distress, and engage in less avoidance. Psychodynamic, analytic, interpersonal process, and cognitive behavioral theories shape my understanding of how to bring about these mediating changes.


Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow at Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Dept. (2018-present)

  • Services Provided: Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy

  • Training Directors: Marla Eby, Ph.D.; Rebecca Drill, Ph.D.; Jack Beinaschowitzh, Ph.D.

  • Primary Supervisors: Barbara Pizer, Ph.D.; Linda Luz-Alterman, Ph.D.; Jaine Darwin, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Baumann, Ph.D.

Predoctoral Psychology Intern at Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Dept. (2017-2018)

  • Rotations: Adult Outpatient, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Psychiatric Access Services, Victims of Violence (trauma team), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research Clinic

  • Training Director: Patricia Harney, Ph.D.

  • Faculty Preceptors: Paul Simeone, Ph.D.; Adam Conklin, Ph.D.; Diya Kallivayalil, Ph.D.

  • Clinical Supervisors: Larry Rosenberg, Ph.D.; Jenn Bortle, Ph.D.; Joshua Loewenstein, Ph.D.

Practicum Student Therapist, PTSD Clinic, Lexington VA (2016-2017)

  • Services Provided: trauma-focused individual psychotherapy

  • Population: Veterans with PTSD and subthreshold PTSD

  • Supervisor: Eric Russ, Ph.D.

Practicum Student Therapist & Assessment Intern, 12 Sherpas, PLLC (2015-2016)

  • Services Provided: Trans-affirmative psychotherapy, neuropsychological assessments

  • Population: Adults and adolescents with gender dysphoria, adults seeking neuropsych evaluation

  • Supervisors: Greg Perri, Psy.D., & Amy Greenamyer, Ph.D.

Practicum Student Assessment Intern, Brighter Futures, PLLC (Summer 2015)

  • Services Provided: Psychological assessments

  • Population: Children, adolescents

  • Supervisors: Nick Watters, Ph.D., & C. J. Quick, LPPC

Practicum Student Therapist, Dr. Joanna E. Morse's Private Practice (Summer 2015)

  • Services Provided: Psychosocial assessment for medical transition (e.g., HRT) referral; group therapy

  • Population: Transgender Adults

  • Supervisor: Joanna Morse, Psy.D.

Practicum Student Therapist, Seven Counties Services Transitions Program (2014-2015)

  • Services Provided: Individual therapy (TF-CBT); Family therapy (PCIT)

  • Population: Children and Families w/Disruptive Bx and/or Trauma Histories

  • Supervisors: Jessica Mattingly, Psy.D., & David Finke, Ph.D.

Practicum Student Therapist, UofL Depression Center (2013-2015)

  • Services Provided: Trauma-focused individual therapy

  • Population: Veterans w/Trauma Histories

  • Supervisor: Eric Russ, Ph.D.

Consultant (2014-present)

  • I am available to help clinicians better understand trans people, their identities, communities, and mental health issues, and better understand how to engage with trans clients therapeutically.

  • I have experience with individual consultation as well as workshop-style trainings.

  • Please see my consultation page for more information.


  • Prolonged Exposure

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy