Profile

I received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan, my M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Ohio University, and completed my internship at The Ohio State University. I have moved back to Denmark after 25 years overseas and offer psychological services in the Copenhagen area.

Being a native of both the US and Denmark and having been an expat the most of my life, I am uniquely positioned to offer psychological services to English speaking expats and students now living in Denmark. I have well over 10 years of experience in the treatment of most concerns, including depression and other mood disorders, anxieties, physical and emotional abuse, adjustment concerns, low self-esteem, relationship concerns, motivation, alcohol and other substance use concerns,  and many others.

My approach to psychotherapy:
For psychological treatment to be as effective as possible, the psychologist must be grounded in theory and research. My clinical work is informed by several theoretical orientations, mostly within the broader categories of humanistic and cognitive orientations. More specifically, I am Client Centered (CCT)and Emotion Focused (EFT) and utilize specific treatment methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). These methods of treatment are well researched and have proven themselves effective in the treatment of a broad array of behavioral and emotional difficulties.

I continue to be actively engaged in psychotherapy research and am a member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) and the American Psychological Association (APA). I presented research on psychotherapy client's experience of talk therapy at the SPR conference in Copenhagen in June 2014 and I am currently collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. to publish two psychotherapy research manuscripts.

Update (Jan.2015): our article on the therapeutic alliance has recently been accepted for publication in Psychotherapy.

Update (Oct. 2015): our empathy article has been initially published by Psychotherapy Research online.

Update (Feb. 2017): Empathy from the client's perspective: A grounded theory analysis has been published in Psychotherapy Research, Volume 27, 2017 - issue 2.

You can further visit my Linkedin profile for more information or see my CV.