Licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field.

My initial clinical psychology training was at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. My doctorate was obtained at the University of North Texas in 2002. I completed my clinical internship at the Harvard Medical School-affiliated Cambridge Hospital. After that, I did a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Victims of Violence Program of the Cambridge Health Alliance. My postgraduate training included group psychotherapy and internal family systems therapy.

I have done clinical work with diverse patients in a variety of outpatient settings, inpatient psychiatric units, and private practice. I have published a book  and many academic and research articles, mainly in the area of psychological trauma. My work has been presented at national and international conferences. I am an active member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and I am a Disaster Mental Health volunteer with the American Red Cross.