I obtained my Bachelor degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in Psychology graduating with honors. I continued on at UNLV for my Masters and Doctoral degrees. While doing this my mind was drawn to the significance of the brain and cognitive processes, leading to studying neuropsychology for my Doctoral degree.
During my internship and post-doctoral studies, I worked with a wide array of clients suffering from traumatic brain damage, severe mental illness, fetal alcohol exposure, congenital/developmental disorders, anoxia, and stroke. Through this process, I learned about the power of cognitive rehabilitation, a dynamic field of looking at how we can improve brain function and went on to create a cognitive training program for 1200 patients at a state hospital.
As a neuropsychologist, I am passionate about the importance of using assessment to make changes in the lives of the people I work with. I will use those skills to understand the barriers and limitations of the students under my care, as well as predict the heights of their potential.
Through many great opportunities, I developed positive interactive approaches using an understanding of the brain-behavior relationship leading to significant improvements in the students I work with. I also began to see how properly designed adolescent programs could help students begin to take accountability for themselves, appreciate the power of their own choices, and assist families to improve the systems and interactions they need to have a rewarding relationship with their child. I am excited to bring my knowledge, experience, and an incredible team to you as we strive for success with your child.
- Ph.D, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Cum Laude
- MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada Las Vegas
- BA, Psychology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Cum Laude