About

I graduated from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, as well as to Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honors society.  I completed my internship at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  I then returned to Johns Hopkins for my psychiatric residency, after which I remained on faculty at Johns Hopkins, caring for patients within the University Mental Health system.  In 2010, I started a private practice.  In 2011, I transitioned to the volunteer faculty at Johns Hopkins, in which capacity I taught psychiatric residents about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the paradoxical treatment of anxiety disorders.  In 2017, I joined the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Department part-time faculty as co-director of the Johns Hopkins Anxiety Clinic and took charge of teaching and supervising third-year residents in the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapies for anxiety disorders.

In my private practice, I specialize in helping adults who are struggling with anxiety.  I have a special interest in cognitive and behavioral therapies and have attended the International OCD Foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute, as well as numerous trainings in ACT, DBT, and compassion-based therapies.

I am a member of the International OCD Foundation, the Association of Contextual and Behavioral Sciences, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.  I regularly attend their conferences.

In adddition, I am an author on a study comparing the validity of two screening tools for delirium, and I am also an author on a textbook chapter about delirium.