I am a provisionally licensed psychologist completing a psychology internship as part of a consortium (Tri-County Psychological Consortium Group). The emphasis of my internship is on assessment and therapeutic interventions across the lifespan. I completed my graduate training at Texas A&M University – Commerce, for which I earned an M.S. in applied psychology and a Ph.D. in psychology.
Most recently, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology with the Applied Psychology Group of Texoma. I worked under the direct supervision of Dr. Purvi Patel and Dr. Kimberly Gajeton. This was an exciting experience that allowed me to specialize in conducting neuropsychological evaluations. I have also completed an NSF (National Science Foundation) funded postdoctoral research fellowship at Texas A&M University – Commerce. My research focus stems from theory in embodied cognition, which maintains that high-level cognitive processes are grounded in modality specific brain areas. My research has been published and presented at various national, as well as, international conferences.
I have also spent time working in the private practice setting and at Lakes Regional MHMR as a licensed chemical dependency counselor. I provided individual therapy and group therapy for those struggling with substance use disorder.
Lastly, I would like to add that I have a strong passion for educating others about the field of psychological science. I have taught a variety of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Among my favorite courses to teach are physiological psychology, cognitive psychology, and research methodology.