I am currently a second-year doctoral student (PsyD) at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and I’m so excited to work here this year as a diagnostic practicum student! Much of my prior hands-on experience in the field involved working with and mentoring teens for five years as the Midwest Director of a Jewish youth movement, where I created social, educational, and leadership programs.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Jewish Studies, and Marketing from Indiana University. Following my graduation from college, I have become enamored with the field of psychology – particularly in the areas of gender and sexuality. Clinically, my areas of interest are mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, and suicide prevention. My past work has focused on leadership skills and identity development for adolescents and young adults, concentrating on relationship development, interpersonal effectiveness, and self-actualization. When I’m not at school or at work, I spend my free time playing the guitar and piano, reading, watching and quoting movies and television shows, and enjoying time with friends and family.