I am passionate about the field of psychiatry because I feel the need for mental health services is greater than ever. My approachable personality and love of analyzing unique patient comorbidities make me a great choice for a psychiatric provider. I believe I can be a successful bridge between medical and mental health for patients. I am excited to work with a mental health team to deliver the care patients deserve. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, ADHD, and mood disorders.
I am a licensed physician assistant specializing in mental health. I first completed my Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Policy at Indiana University Bloomington. I then went on to receive my Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. During my medical training I completed clinical rotations in multiple specialties of medicine, including psychiatry in underserved rural health communities. This experience made me appreciate the importance of having appropriate healthcare access for psychiatric needs and encouraged me to pursue the field of psychiatry.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Medicare • Cigna • United • Aetna • Tricare • Humana
ADD/ADHD Medication Management • Adjustment Disorder • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Binge Eating Disorder • Depression • Divorce • Eating Disorder • Major Depressive Disorder • Mood Disorders • Personality Disorder • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Anger Management • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Mindfulness • Occupational Difficulties • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
- Indiana University Bloomington, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Policy
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
- Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA)
- Association of PAs in Psychiatry (APAP)