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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Female
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I was raised in Colorado and I'm the daughter of an experimental psychology professor, so was drawn to this field from an early age when I helped my dad feed and water the rats he ran through mazes in his lab. Preferring people to rats, I chose the clinical end of psychology. Music was my passion as a kid and I toyed seriously with becoming a professional violinist, but once I understood what clinical psychologists actually did I knew that was my future. My doctorate is from the University of Minnesota's clinical program. I loved the Twin Cities but moved back to Colorado after one too many Minnesota winters. I've been with Kaiser Permanente since 1994. I'm currently engaged to a physics professor and have two delightful sphynxes to come home to each night.
My clinical approach is highly eclectic and the older I am, the more true that is as I see the value of many different approaches and techniques. Currently I work on the crisis team at Hidden Lake and specialize in working with people in crisis, which is both interesting and challenging. I love being part of a closely knit team.
I thrive on humor and my connections with animals, nature, and music as well as a passionate addiction to various TV shows (Dexter, Homeland, and The Closer are my current favorites). For me, laughter really is the best medicine. I love classical music and find that it and my sphynxes do wonders for my soul and help me maintain perspective after particularly difficult days of sharing people's problems and tragedies.