Staff Psychologist. UCS
Credentialed Health Service Provider.
1981 - Rutgers University: Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology.
I conceptualize and treat psychological disorders from cognitive and behavioral [CBT] framework. In the practice of psychotherapy, I rely primarily on Empirically Supported Treatments and Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology. My clinical specialties include Anxiety Disorders [Phobias, Panic Disorder, OCD, PTSD, TTM], Mood Disorders especially Major Depressive Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Academic Success Problems, and Diversity Concerns. My goal is to help clients significantly reduce stress, develop effective coping strategies, and using empirically supported and evidenced based psychological processes enact desired changes in their cognition and behavior and thus improve their quality of life.
I love to work with traditionally underserved populations especially students of Color. I love to help students of color explore and articulate the challenges inherent in being in a predominantly White institution and community, and figure out strategies to enable them successfully navigate the complex relationships involved so they can achieve their ultimate goal of staying in the university, successfully completing their academic program and graduating from the University of Iowa. I am strongly interested in and have taught courses in cultural diversity and identity – with the central focus being inquiring into which aspects of identity are constant and which are culturally constructed and how these influence our concept of who we are, as well as how these influence our behaviors in the complex world of the twenty-first century.
I like to provide programs on academic skills, and diversity issues. I like to help students develop sound academic skills especially time management and organizational skills, note taking skills, study skills, test preparation skills, test taking skills, and anxiety management skills in testing situations. I like to present programs to help underserved populations especially students of Color articulate the challenges of functioning in a predominantly White institution and community and the strategies for navigating the complex relationships involved so they can achieve their ultimate objective of staying in the university, successfully completing their academic program and graduating from the University of Iowa.
I am a full member of: The American Psychological Association;
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies; and
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.