I am a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in psychological and neuropsychological testing, and in providing individual, conjoint, and family therapy, and I maintain a private practice in Surprise, Arizona..
With over 24 years experience as a clinical psychologist, and as a graduate of the Adler School of Professional Psychology, i currently serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are psychological and neuropsychological testing, cultural therapies, military psychology, & medical psychology. I served in the USArmy for 13 years and was deployed for one tour of duty in Iraq and two tours in Germany (Landstuhl and Vilseck-Grafenwoehr).
I have been invited to present at National and International conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of PTSD, trauma, parenting issues, wellness, mindfulness, the use of clinical hypnosis, and holistic healthcare.
Additionally, for many years, it has been a wonderful privilege to be an Associate Professor in psychology and neuroscience at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
Fluent in Spanish and English, I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist who provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Integrated into our sessions are complementary methodologies and techniques offering a highly personalized approach specifically tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to build on strengths toward the attainment of personal growth and greater life satisfaction.
A.B. (Mathematics), 1981St. Louis University; M.Div. (Theology), 1986 Aquinas Institute; M.A. (Hispanic Studies), 1989, Mundelien College; Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology), 1995, Adler School of Professional Psychology; Post-Doctoral Re-Certification (Neuropsychology), 2013, Fielding Graduate University; MSCP (Clinical Psychopharmacology), 2017, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana (HSPP), and Michigan
Certified as a Substance Abuse Provider (SAP)
Certified as a Substance Abuse Expert (SAE)
Fellow in Clinical Hypnosis (2011), Nuclear Regulatory Substance Abuse Expert (SAE), DOT Substance Abuse Provider (SAP)
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Psychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, National Register of Health Service Psychologists