I completed my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. My dissertation focused on the psychology of men and masculinities and gender more broadly and more specifically, heterosexual men’s relationship to pornography, a topic that has become an area of specialization in my clinical practice. Previous to my doctoral studies I completed a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University and worked as a clinician with children, adolescents, and families at a residential treatment facility in New England.

I completed two years of clinical training within the Veterans Health Administration in Cincinnati and Boston. Thereafter, in 2004, I accepted a position at the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System, where I worked extensively in Outpatient PTSD in Temple and Austin. I currently work part-time at the Austin VA Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. I started my private practice in 2010.

Licensure  Licensure

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists -
License # 33196 (Awarded in 2006)

Education  Education

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, 2003
The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, Texas

M.A. in Developmental Psychology, 1991
Teachers College, Columbia University,
New York, New York

B.A. with Distinction in Psychology, 1989
McGill University,
Montreal, Quebec, 1987-1989
Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1985-1987

Professional Experience  Professional Experience

January 2010 – present
Private Practice Psychologist

March 2013 - present
Staff Psychologist, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, Mental Health Clinic (part-time, 16 hours per week), Austin, Texas

July 2007 - March 2013
Staff Psychologist, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Austin, Southgate Outpatient Clinic, Austin Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (A PCT); Psychology Practicum Coordinator (November 2008 – January 2012), Austin, Texas

May 2006 - present
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Medical School, Temple, Texas

November 2004 – July 2007
Staff Psychologist, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, Program Coordinator, Temple Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (T PCT), Temple, Texas

September 2003 - September 2004
Psychology Postdoctoral Resident, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts

September 2002 - August 2003
Psychology Intern, The Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio