Everyone deserves their voice to be heard and I strive to be able to do this for my patients. Talking with a provider about the intricacies of one’s mental health can be a challenging thing to do, and I hope to be able to make this a little easier on patients by providing a safe space to do so.
I am a licensed and board-certified physician assistant and I practice evidence-based medicine to meet patients where they are to be able to work together to create a treatment plan. I grew up in a small town in Iowa before going to the University of Iowa to obtain my undergraduate degree in psychology. After this, I obtained my Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.
During my training to become a physician assistant, I was able to spend two months within psychiatry gaining experience with major depressive disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, ADD/ADHD, and other mood disorders.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Aetna
ADD/ADHD Medication Management • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Autism • Binge Eating Disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Bulimia • Daytime Sleepiness • Depression • Eating Disorder • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Impulsive Eating Issues • Insomnia • LGBTQIA+ • Major Depressive Disorder • Medication Review • Mood Disorders • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Personality Disorder • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Psychiatric Consultation • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Self Esteem • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Saint Ambrose University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies
- University of Iowa, Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Association of Physician Assistants In Psychiatry
- American Academy of Physician Associates