I have knowledge and experience as a professional helping people in more ways than the average person. I am unique in that I am a Chiropractic Physician who is also a licensed mental health professional. I have found that people get the best care when they are looked at holistically - that is to say both the mind and the body are considered. My combination of degrees and experience allow me to help a wide variety of conditions and tailor the interventions to the individual person.
Early forms of chiropractic focused only on the spine or even just one vertebra. As stated in my chiropractic section, I consider every bone in the body when I evaluate a person. As a Chiropractic Physician I look at the entire person, both structurally at every bone in the body and at muscles, ligaments and fascia. But I go further also looking at a persons biochemistry and how that may be affecting their health and wellness.
Psychologists and other mental health professionals have great awareness of the body and how the mind and body interplay with each other. But they are limited in what they can do with the body, by definition of their scope of practice. This was part of why I decided to return to school and achieve a degree that allowed me to look comprehensively at the human body and how it works so I could best help people.
I attended Life University in Marietta, GA where I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Upon graduation I got multiple awards, including for my work in the Research Track, a specialized study within the chiropractic curriculum at Life. I also pioneered research in chiropractic and how it might influence brain function and behavior, presenting at multiple conferences throughout the United States.
Prior to attending Life University, I was Chief Therapist at the Psychological Sciences Institute located on the border of John’s Creek and Suwanee, GA. I oversaw all psychotherapy, Neurofeedback and Interactive Metronome services. I conducted psychotherapy and qEEG/Neurofeedback vastly enhancing my knowledge. I have published 3 posters as a result of my work there, 2 on Dravet Syndrome and 1 on ADHD and Neurofeedback (see research tab above).
I moved to Georgia in July of 2008 from Maine, where I had been practicing in a rural setting for two and a half years. In Maine, I worked with an underserved population dealing with a wide variety of disorders. This was a challenging population, requiring application and refinement of advanced psychotherapeutic techniques. This facilitated rapid, continued enhancement of my abilities as a therapist.
While in Maine, I received advanced training in a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques. This continuing education included training in Neurofeedback, which I then began to implement in a clinical setting.
I received my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, Summa Cum Laude. While attending the university, I was trained in an inpatient psychiatric setting and worked in an inner-city, school-based health clinic. I was vice-president of the Graduate Student Association and worked as a graduate assistant. I graduated winning multiple awards including an Organizational Award for Commitment to Excellence in Scholarship and Service in the Pursuit of Truth and Care of Others, a reward created specifically for the magnitude of performance and service of my work at Loyola University Chicago. I also received the Joseph Lassner Graduate Student Association Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work.
My BA is in Art. I will use art therapy in my office with some patients.
I enjoy painting and drawing in my free time. I also play guitar. I am originally from Western Massachusetts.
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Chiropractic Physician: State of FL # 12257
Licensed Clinical Social Worker: State of FL # 14564
Licensed Clinical Social Worker: State of GA #CSW004131 (inactive)