A Psychological Treatment To Solve Adolescent Chronic Pain and Somatic Symptoms
My Treatment Methods
Welcome, and I'm glad you are here.
My general approach to the treatment is to empower you and your child to solve chronic pain and somatic conditions. I spend a lot of time educating my patients about their medical condition and its impact on their mind and body. I also help them build solid skills to become their own problem solvers for their condition.
My treatment method is a 3-step process.
1. Relief - I use evidence-based treatment methods to help my patients learn skills and tools to manage their symptoms and get back to their life.
2. Root causes - Once my patients manage their symptoms well, I work with them to investigate what's causing them to experience chronic pain or somatic conditions. I teach them how to overcome those root cause issues.
3. Relapse prevention - At this stage, I'm checking in with my patients periodically and make sure they continue to move forward and enjoy their life.
My biggest reward for working with my patients is when they tell me they've "got this" and feel confident about taking care of themselves regardless of any obstacles they may face.
I've witnessed many patients getting better and smiling again, and so can you.
My Education & Work Experiences
Licensure and Special Training
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Colorado (CO4500) and New Mexico (NM1650)
Board Certified Pediatric Biofeedback Provider (B6570)
Completed advanced training in Pediatric Hypnosis at National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI)
Certified ImPACT Consultant (CIC)
Post doctorate: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Clinical Psychopharmacology, MS (APA-Designated)
Doctorate: Pepperdine University, Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. (APA-Accredited)
Pepperdine University, Clinical psychology, MA
University of California Los Angeles, Psychology, BA
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rocky Mountain Pediatric OrthoONE Center for Concussion, Pediatric Concussion Psychologist
Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute, Oncology Psychologist
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center - Suicide Prevention Center, Clinical Supervisor
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Post-doctoral Fellowship
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology, Pre-doctoral Internship
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Pediatric Inpatient Consultation/Liaison and Neuropsychological Evaluation, Clinical Extern
Children’s Hospital Orange County, Pediatric Inpatient Feeding Disorder Program, Clinical Extern
Children’s Hospital Orange County, Pediatric Neuropsychological Testing, Clinical Extern
University of California Irvine, Pediatric Neuropsychological Testing, Clinical Extern
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