Counseling & Educational Support Services
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City
B.A in Psychology, University of Iowa
Olivet Nazarene University
I am a full-time psychologist at Counseling and Education Support Services (CESS) at The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). After completing my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wyoming, following my Ph.D. work at UMKC, I started at KUMC in September 2002. As an undergraduate, I graduated with honors from the University of Iowa with an enriched BA in Psychology, an emphasis on child development.
I present to university students and community members on subjects including stress management, testing anxiety, date rape, conflict resolution, communication skills, sexual decision making, team building and diversity. Special areas of interest include sexual disorders, sexual orientation (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender), women's issues, eating disorders, sexual abuse recovery, grief, relationship concerns, domestic violence, mood disorders and personality differences. In addition, I have been involved with sexual harassment education and prevention. Currently, I am working toward board certification as a sex therapist.
I take a great deal of pleasure in my work. I enjoy the motivation and intellect of the students and residents at KUMC. I believe in the power of the human spirit to heal itself. I work toward empowering folks to make the changes they see as necessary. I see the therapist/client relationship as being a partnership in which the client takes the lead.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Mark, and my two sons, Rhett and Gabe. I love to cook, garden, listen to live music, ride my bike and hang with friends. I also dabble in photography and painting as hobbies.
Schedule an appointment with me at: https://medconsult.kumc.edu/