I am a Licensed Psychologist, an Infant and Toddler Developmental Specialist, a special educator, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
I have over a decade of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings including homes, clinics, and schools. I earned a Doctorate in School Psychology with a specialization in Pediatric Psychology from the University of South Florida, as well as a Masters in Special Education from Hunter College (CUNY) with a focus on Specific Learning Disabilities and a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
My experience includes conducting evaluations such as developmental, gifted, academic, behavioral, and mental health assessments, facilitating parent trainings and providing home-based caregiver coaching and support, and conducting evidence-based therapies including ABA services, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and individual and family therapy. I have worked with children and families with diverse needs and abilities, from those with typical development to children with exceptionalities including developmental delays, learning difficulties, executive functioning and attention deficits, challenging behaviors, mental health problems, chronic health conditions, and giftedness.
I've authored several publications in the field of pediatric psychology, recently having co-authored a book entitled "Evidence-Based Interventions for Children with Challenging Behavior" - published by Springer and available on Amazon.com.
Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, I am a wife and mother of three. I am honored to serve on the Board of Trustees for Great Explorations Children's Museum. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.