I am a Licensed Health Service Psychologist who owns and operates Aim to Thrive. I have over 20 years of experience as a clinician and business owner, along with over 15 years of experience as a consulting psychologist. As a well-seasoned psychologist and lifelong learner, I am passionate about helping others grow and improve to become their best selves.
I leverage a unique combination of clinical and consulting expertise in my work with clients, utilizing an approach that is science-based, values- and strengths-driven, and growth-oriented. I partner with clients to: identify needs and values, set goals, uncover and leverage strengths, and build skills to achieve improved life functioning and satisfaction. My approach to therapy draws heavily from cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centered therapy, and positive psychology. I have specialized training in treatment of ADHD, OCD, and non-medication-based treatment of insomnia.
After many years of operating a general practice, I chose to narrow the scope of my clinical work to focus exclusively on helping adults (ages 18 and older) address challenges faced with ADHD, anxiety, and life transitions. My clinical experience spans across client ages 6 to 65+; community, hospital, public, and private settings; includes evaluation, diagnosis, therapy and clinical consultation services; and treatment of a broad range of client issues (ADHD, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, mood disorders, trauma, insomnia, grief/loss and living with chronic medical conditions).
I also have extensive experience as a consulting psychologist in the areas of clinical consultation, programming consultation, and organizational/leadership development. My work as a consulting psychologist is ongoing and is currently focused on partnering with organizations and professionals to enhance leadership, set strategy, build high performing teams and develop healthy organizational cultures.
I live in Norman, Oklahoma, with my husband and two sons. I is passionate about connection – love, laughter, quality time, and having awesome experiences with my favorite people. I love to be active, travel, and spend time outdoors.
- Ph.D. – Counseling Psychology (University of Oklahoma, 2001)
- Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (2000-2001)
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Professional Psychology with Emphasis in Pediatric Psychology – OUHSC (2001-2002).
- M.Ed. – Community Counseling (University of Oklahoma, 1998)