I have been a practicing licensed clinical psychologist since 2001. I completed my B.A. in Psychology and English from the University of Virginia and my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University. My areas of expertise include women’s issues, eating disorders, diversity, relationship problems, and positive psychology, mindfulness, and self-compassion.

Over the past 10 years, I have focused on learning about and developing practices based on mindfulness and self-compassion. I have found mindfulness and self-compassion beneficial in helping people cope with negative feelings and painful experiences, which has allowed them to cultivate more accepting, forgiving, and wiser versions of themselves.

Learn more about my own path toward self-compassion on my personal blog, Normal in Training.

In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, reading, writing, knitting and crocheting, photography, and UVA football and basketball.