I have been providing psychoeducational, psychological, and neuropsychological assessment services for over 20 years, since my early graduate school training years at Auburn University. As a psychometrist (test administrator) for a large private practice in Auburn, Alabama I administered literally hundreds of IQ tests and conducted as many psychological assessments with children, teens, and adults over the course of my graduate training. After earning my Ph.D., I continued my training in assessment by completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Craig Hospital.
My graduate school and postdoctoral training provided strong experiences that enabled me to live and work in Auckland, New Zealand. I worked as a psychologist and neuropsychologist within a major hospital in South Auckland for about one year. After moving back to my home state of Colorado in 2003, I later joined the staff at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center as the Assessment Coordinator (and later as the Director), where I personally administered assessments and supervised all assessments given by graduate student trainees and interns at our clinic.
I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University and have been a Colorado licensed psychologist since 1999. Over the course of my careerI have provided individual and couples psychotherapy, psychological and neuropsychological assessment, and consultation services to children, adolescents, adults and organizations in a wide range of settings. In 2010, I left my position as the Director of Counseling Services at the University of Denver to focus on building a private practice and to spend more time with my family. I have never once looked back on that decision. It is truly a blessing to be able to focus all my time at work on activities that I absolutely enjoy (no more useless meetings!), and to have a more balanced life. It is an honor to offer my own gifts of observation, intuition, and compassion to others who need my assistance.
At the height of the pandemic in 2020, I took the opportunity to become credentialed through the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board (ASPPB) in or to provide services outside of my home state of Colorado. The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (“PSYPACT’) is a process that facilitates the practice of psychology across state boundaries. Because my work as a specialist in twice-exceptional (2e) and gifted assessment and advocacy is such a unique niche, I frequently have families from other states reach out to me for consultation. Becoming credentialed through PSYPACT, now allows me to provide telehealth services to families from the following states (in addition to Colorado), where PSYPACT has been approved by the local legislation: Arizona, Delaware, District of Columbia (D.C.), Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. I am thrilled to be able to offer video consultation services to individuals and families from any of these states!