PhD, University of Washington, 2019
Nationally Certified School Psychologist #49338
Licensed Psychologist (in process, 2020)
School Psychology Field Study Coordinator
I am an alumnus of the UW School Psychology PhD program. My graduate level experiences focused primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of school-aged children with neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Autism, FASD).
Additionally, much of my graduate research and my dissertation work examined cultural identity development in children of color. I pursued an APPIC/APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship and, following, a postdoctoral fellowship at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health in Omaha, Nebraska. My experience and training focused on diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of severe emotional and behavioral issues in children and adolescents. During my training, I pursued specialized training in trauma-informed therapeutic interventions, and I am a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist.
My first love since joining this field has always been the provision of school-based mental health services to underserved populations. All of my professional experience and current work is driven by the teaching and implementation of culturally-responsive and equitable practices. Currently, in addition to my role as field study coordinator, I am working in a local, clinical group practice to continue providing assessment and therapeutic services to children and teens in Seattle.