I am a licensed psychologist specializing in individual and couples counseling with a thriving private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 19 years experience as a therapist and a doctorate from the University of Utah's Counseling Psychology program, I work with a wide variety of issues including relational and stress management concerns, executive leadership and career performance, life transitions, communication skills, parenting, anxiety, and depression.
My therapeutic approach is primarily Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and the Gottman Method. I created HYPMIND, a specialized method of increasing well-being and decreasing stress, to help my clients heal from stress-related conditions that affect health and relationships. I utilize Hogan leadership assessment in my executive consulting work.
My initial focus is providing a warm, supportive environment while getting to know your unique situation and concerns. After we agree on a direction for therapy, I tend to be relatively directive and engaged. I help people express emotions and build relationship skills. My approach is solution-focused and strength-based, with a strong belief in mindfulness interventions to develop health and well-being.
As Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Educational Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Utah, I have taught graduate level courses and supervised doctoral students. Previously, I worked as Clinical and Program Director of the Family Support Center. My advanced training and certification includes the Gottman Method (Certified Gottman Educator), couples communication (Couples Communication Program), Hogan Certified leadership assessment, executive coaching, meditation (Clinically Standardized Meditation) and hypnotherapy (Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, ICBCH), along with many years of yoga practice.
I have been married for 23 years. We live in Park City, UT with our two children. To view a brief interview with me, you can click on the following video:
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Psychological Association, Member
Utah Psychological Association, Member
American Women in Psychology, Member