My work is based on an interpersonal perspective focusing on increasing his or her quality of life by helping the individual identify the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that have shaped who he or she is today. Life experiences can take a toll on one’s quality of life. Understanding where these experiences started and how to move past them can help chisel away at the buildup of negativity that is stored in the subconscious mind. My experience in the field of mental health started 15 years ago while working in a mental health facility. Since that time, I have moved into a forensic setting as well as worked in an educational setting with diverse populations experiencing various problems ranging from mental illness to severe behavioral issues. I have worked with mental illness, forensic patients trying to restore competency, as well as applied behavior analysis for children with developmental disabilities and behavior problems. I believe that all behavior has a function and once you determine the “why” behind the behavior you can determine the most appropriate way to address it.
I received a master’s degree in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Pheonix
Finishing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a forensic specialization through Walden University.