I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (#PC003686), and before coming to Cornell, I worked as a psychotherapist diagnosing and treating diverse populations of clients in a wide-range of clinical settings. I worked with clients coping with stressors along a continuum from daily hassles, to clinical disorders, to trauma - including the September 11th attacks and the Washington, DC sniper incident. My clinical expertise is in the areas of child maltreatment, crisis intervention, suicide intervention, trauma disorders, stress, and personality disorders. My research is inspired by my clinical experience.
My work is defined by the confluence of my experiences in clinical psychotherapy, statistical data analysis, and academic research. I hope to establish a research program that expands upon my work on media use among clinical populations. I will also be open to continued work investigating trauma disorders, personality development and disorders, child maltreatment, psychopathology in youth, attachment, and other interests as they present. I plan to devote my time to research, writing, and mentoring students in my lab.
The purpose of this website is to highlight my research interests and teaching philosophy, and to document my professional development. Please see my CURRICULUM VITAE for a summary of my educational, professional, and academic background. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.