About Me

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I am a psychoanalyst and licensed clinical psychologist. I have been in private practice since 2008, working primarily with adults in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

I earned my certificate in psychoanalysis from the Brookhaven Institute (BIPACT). A certificate in psychoanalysis requires additional clinical training, involving additional coursework, supervision, and personal psychoanalysis.

I am a faculty member at BIPACT, training candidates in psychoanalysis. In addition, I have taught courses in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (4P), a program affiliated with the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center, a psychoanalytic institute affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association. I have served as president of the Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (DSPP) and serve on the boards for the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center, DSPP, and 4P. I am a current member of the American Psychological Association, Division 39 (Psychoanalysis); the Society for the Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology; the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; DSPP; Dallas Psychological Association; Fort Worth Area Psychological Association; North Tarrant Mental Health Professionals; and the Keller Counselors Association. I present and write on various psychoanalytic topics, specifically in areas of psychoanalytic love, case presentations, psychotherapeutic and professional boundaries, and psychoanalysis' relevancy for today.

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology. Earning a doctorate in psychology requires 4-5 years of education and training beyond a bachelors degree, culminating with an internship year. I earned my doctorate after completing an American Psychological Association-approved internship with the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Before entering private practice, I continued working as a clinical psychologist and Air Force Captain for 3 years after I graduated.

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