I have a doctorate (EdD) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; a Masters from Indiana State University and a Bachelors from Appalachian State University. I hold the following certifications: Yoga Instructor, Child/Teen Course Teacher (for Anapana Meditation), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Group Psychotherapist.
I am passionate about leading interpersonal process groups. I am the liaison with the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center staff and Spiritual Life @ OSU. I teach a Creating Happiness class to first year students in the fall and graduate students in the spring. I am on the steering committee for the Contemplative Studies Initiatives and serve as faculty for the Examining White Identity Student and Staff/Faculty Retreats. Nationally, I also serve on the Board for the APA’s Group Psychology and Psychotherapy Division and on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee for the American Group Psychotherapy Association.
My therapeutic style incorporates several theories but all include a strengths-based approach. Theories include systems thinking, interpersonal, multicultural, and humanistic. My goal is to work with the student as a collaborator in the process of meeting their goals, while also understanding their system (family, environment they grew up and currently live in, culture, country of origin). I also integrate mind-body practices into my work of holistic health and growth.
My Pronouns: She, Her, and Hers