I am a Child & Family and Clinical Health Psychologist, and am also board-certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. I work with adults and children helping them to deal with specific problems and symptoms as well as developing positive life goals.I am a practical, straight-forward professional who is committed to those I work with. My goal is to identify actions that can improve your life and translate these into concrete steps to promote emotional stability and effectiveness in dealing with daily challenges.

Other interests

Hiking and the outdoors

I am an avid backpacker. I have hiked in California (most of the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails), the upper Rockies, and in Alaska.

I spend a lot of time outdoors, exploring streams, hills, and mountains, especially in West Virginia. My latest interest is in learning fly-fishing.


I grew up on a farm in the Midwest, and I have been around and involved with animals all my life. I trained horses for many years, and I have trained many generations of dogs. Currently, I have two Samoyeds, who I’ve trained as therapy dogs, and two cats.


My passion for the White Sox developed at an early age growing up near Chicago, and I love listening to the slow unfolding of baseball games on the radio. I am an active supporter of Bethesda’s Big Train baseball.

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