I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon and South Carolina, currently doing remote work for MindSights. I earned my PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University, where I focused my training experiences on child and forensic assessment. I completed my internship at a state hospital, working with an adult forensic population, then did my residency at a child and adolescent secure inpatient and residential treatment facility. Currently, I work for the Department of Juvenile Justice in SC, doing evaluations for the court.
What I enjoy most about evaluating young people is figuring out why kids do what they do, particularly those who might be labeled “trouble makers.” I believe that all kids want to do well, and some need more support with this than others. I love finding kids’ strengths and what drives them, as well as those areas where they need more support and then explaining it so it’s understandable and helpful for those care for and working with them.