As a psychologist and nurse, I have a unique understanding of personal care, including both biological and psychological factors that influence feelings, thoughts and behaviors. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their personal life goals to improve health and wellness, stress management, relationship functioning and career pursuits using research supported techniques. I empower my clients with information about the body-mind connection so that they can achieve an optimal life balance. My specializations include health psychology, trauma recovery, and pain management in older adolescents, adults and elders.Throughout my professional career, I have studied how to alleviate emotional and physical pain through healthy habits. Therapeutically, I combine techniques including biofeedback, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, relaxation training, and motivational interviewing in individual and couples therapy sessions. I have specialized training psychological and presurgical evaluations.I have completed specialized training in Gottman Couples Therapy, a research supported treatment for couples in distress that works to help intimate partners improve their understanding of each other’s emotions, experiences and communication.