Graduate Degree

  • Vanderbilt University , 2015 , Nashville , TN


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital , 2017 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I strive to bring warmth, compassion, and positivity to my interactions with patients. My education and clinical experience have provided me with invaluable opportunities to work with diverse children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings. The unifying theme in this work has been the effectiveness of evidenced-based treatment in helping patients and their families access and strengthen their own resilience and efficacy. I am committed to helping youth with depression and anxiety through my clinical care and research because I know that with support, these youth can significantly improve how they are feeling by working on thinking and behaviors, facing their fears, and developing their talents and passions.


My interest in psychology developed during adolescence, when I realized that my commitment to helping children and my curiosity about how the mind works could be combined into a career. As an undergraduate at Yale University, I began to pursue this career goal in earnest through coursework, community service, and collaboration on research projects focused on risk factors for adolescent depression. During graduate school, I conducted research on depression and comorbid conditions with a special focus on how bullying and eating-related problems can put children and adolescents at risk for the development of depression. At the same time, I gained clinical experience in a wide variety of settings focused on evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and families. During internship at Boston Children's Hospital, and as a fellow at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, I further honed my clinical, research, and program development skills treating children and adolescents with psychiatric and medical illnesses in diverse settings. Now as a staff psychologist, I provide evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, and comorbid conditions while participating in teaching, training, and research projects in these areas.


  • Safe Zone Trained


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  1. Young children with psychotic symptoms and risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors: a research note. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Aug 10; 11(1):568. View abstract
  2. PHQ-9 Administration in Outpatient Adolescent Psychiatry Services. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 07 01; 69(7):837-838. View abstract
  3. Prospective Relations between Overeating, Loss of Control Eating, Binge Eating, and Depressive Symptoms in a School-Based Sample of Adolescents. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2017 May; 45(4):693-703. View abstract
  4. Longitudinal and Incremental Relation of Cybervictimization to Negative Self-Cognitions and Depressive Symptoms in Young Adolescents. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 10; 44(7):1321-32. View abstract
  5. Peer Victimization and Harsh Parenting Predict Cognitive Diatheses for Depression in Children and Adolescents. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2016 Sep-Oct; 45(5):668-680. View abstract
  6. Sensitive periods for the effect of peer victimization on self-cognition: moderation by age and gender. Dev Psychopathol. 2014 Nov; 26(4 Pt 1):1035-48. View abstract
  7. Peer victimization (and harsh parenting) as developmental correlates of cognitive reactivity, a diathesis for depression. J Abnorm Psychol. 2014 May; 123(2):336-49. View abstract
  8. Linking peer victimization to the development of depressive self-schemas in children and adolescents. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2014 Jan; 42(1):149-60. View abstract
  9. Does supportive parenting mitigate the longitudinal effects of peer victimization on depressive thoughts and symptoms in children? J Abnorm Psychol. 2013 May; 122(2):406-19. View abstract
  10. Impact of physical and relational peer victimization on depressive cognitions in children and adolescents. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2012; 41(5):570-83. View abstract