I am a clinical psychologist in training at the University of Pennsylvania. I work with individuals across the life span and integrate approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy as well as the psychoanalytic tradition. With an attentive and empathic ear, I listen for patterns in thought and behavior that keep people stuck and conflicted. Through a process of collaborative reflection, I actively guide individuals to discover new words and new ways of relating so that they can find satisfaction and value in their lives. My clinical practice draws from a rich body of theoretical and clinical literature as well as research findings, when possible.
In terms of my academic scholarship, I employ quantitative and qualitative methods to research the social determinants of mental health and the effect of resource scarcity on judgment and decision-making. I primarily work with Dr. Rinad Beidas studying clinical decision-making and the provision of mental health care in the city of Philadelphia. The National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health generously support my scientific investigations.
In addition to my empirical work, I am interested in the history of cognitive science, psychiatry, and public mental health.