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About Me

My approach:

I developed a boutique psychological practice in order to provide the best support for your child's development. This means that from your first inquiry until your evaluation is complete, you will be working directly with me.  We also work together without the limits of insurance or a larger practice so we can take the steps needed to answer all of your questions.

I have over 19 years experience in working with children and families and over this time have had the opportunity to complete diagnostic evaluations of thousands of children.  I co-created and co-led a transdisciplinary evaluation team (with speech/language pathology and occupational therapy) in Illinois for over 8 years (evaluating children 0-18 for a variety of concerns).  I now work providing evaluations for ages 0-12 through the Department of Developmental- Behavioral Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital- Stanford.

My approach is a "global" approach to your child's development in which I consider all areas of functioning, strengths, and areas of difficulties.  My goal is to provide a clear roadmap to your child's development that will help to lead your family forward.  

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Fun Facts:

  • Mother of 4 (3 boys and a girl)

  • Moved from rural Illinois to Silicon Valley in 2020 

Current/Past Appointments 

​  Current Appointments

  • The Department of Developmental- Behavioral Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital- Stanford

  • Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Adjunct Faculty at New York University

  • ADOS-2 certified and ADI-R research certified (Tools for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders)

  • Specialized training in evaluating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

  • Consultant with Parent Lab

​  Training/ Past Work Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago

  • M.J. (Masters of Jurisprudence) in Child Law from Loyola University Chicago

  • Postdoctoral Training at the Pediatric Consultation Center in Chicago

  • Past instructor at Loyola University Chicago and DePaul University

  • Clinical Psychologist at the Quincy Medical Group

  • Clinical Psychologist at Transitions of Western Illinois

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