You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. — Pema Chodron
EXPERIENCED, CARING, EFFECTIVE
I help people imagine and create richer, more fulfilling lives, and deeper, more satisfying relationships.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who's been in practice for more than 15 years and I'm the founding partner and principal of The Highland Psych Collaborative .
I work with individuals, couples and families who find me for various
reasons — some to seek to better understand themselves and
develop new skills, and others grappling with different challenges in
My specialties include working with:
- People struggling with anxiety , social anxiety , panic and phobias , and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) .
- People seeking greater intimacy in their relationships and to feel more connected to others that matter to them.
- People exploring their gender identity, as well people in gender minorities (including those who identify as gender non-conforming, transgender, non-binary, genderfluid, genderqueer, agender, etc.
- People in sexual minorities (including those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, etc.).
MY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
I'm a very specialized type of therapist — a clinical psychologist.
It takes 10+ years of professional education and training to become licensed as a psychologist, and involves at least 4 years of college for an undergraduate degree, 5-7 years of graduate school to earn a doctoral degree, and another 1-2 more years of specialized postgraduate training.
I earned my doctorate (PhD) in psychology from the University of Waterloo (Canada). I then completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) .
Over the span of my professional career, I've worked in private practice, hospital and educational settings. I've also taught and conducted research in academic settings.
|MY PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS|
You walking, your footprints
Are the road and nothing else.
Traveler, there is no road.
You make the road by walking.
By walking you make the road.
— Antonio Machado