I am a third year doctoral student at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, specializing in neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults.  I earned my bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where I continue to work as a psychology research assistant. During the last academic year, I completed my diagnostic practicum at a private practice specializing in neuropsychological testing.  Clinically, my areas of interest are PTSD and mood disorders.  My theoretical orientation focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy;I feel strongly that everyone can benefit from learning to reframe their thoughts and learn positive healthy coping strategies. While CBT is one of the main components of my approach, I also like to use person centered therapy in conjunction with CBT.  I believe a balance of the two helps to establish a strong therapeutic alliance and the flexibility to meet each client’s needs. Much like with my diagnostic practicum, I look forward to growing and learning from the staff and fellow students during my therapy practicum. Outside of work and graduate school I enjoy spending time with my two rescue dogs and two rescue cats, cooking and weightlifting.

Please feel free to email me at mcurtin@mqatherapy.com with any questions or to schedule an appointment.