Clinical Interests

developmental psychopathology | family systems | integrative care | preventative interventions | women's health

Current Doctoral Practica


Duke University



Duke Fertility Center



Julia Woodward, Ph.D.

  • Treatment aim: provide short- and long-term evidence-based interventions with adult individuals and couples undergoing fertility care; treat a variety of psychological symptoms and disorders (e.g. MDD, GAD, adjustment disorder); work with integrated support team of nurses, psychologists, embryologists and staff to address clients’ physical, emotional, and financial concerns

  • My role: train in empirically-supported interventions including (e.g. cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)); provide psychotherapy for individuals and couples; provide of psychoeducation to clients and families about psychological distress and treatment; conduct psychological evaluations for third-party donors and recipients; lead mindfulness workshops


Duke University



The Girls Club



John Curry, Ph.D.

  • Treatment aim: provide mentorship and interactive learning experiences to marginalized female students in the Durham Public School system

  • My role: coordinate and provide services and follow-up for mental health-related issues that arise during group sessions; attend weekly group meetings, advise mentorship activities, and shape group facilitation

Previous Doctoral Practica


Duke University



Psychosocial Treatment Clinic



Kyla Blalock, Ph.D

  • Treatment aim: provide short- and long-term evidence-based interventions with children, adolescents, and families presenting with psychological symptoms and disorders (e.g., GAD, MDD, ADHD, ODD, SAD, SocPh)

  • My role: train in empirically-supported interventions including: cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral exposure and response prevention, habit reversal, parent training, and motivational interviewing, as well as provision of psychoeducation to children and families about psychological distress and treatment


Duke University



Duke Tummy Pain Study



Nancy Zucker, Ph.D.

  • Treatment aim: develop and pilot an intervention for Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) using a ten session intervention with children ages 5-8

  • My role: provide family treatment, teaching parents and children through interoceptive exposure for child abdominal pain


Duke University



Duke Psychology Clinic



Ron Batson, M.D.                               

  • Treatment aim: provide short- and long-term individual psychotherapy for adults seeking treatment for a range of psychological difficulties (e.g. depression, anxiety, inattentiveness/hyperactivity, self-esteem, eating concerns, relationship difficulties, adjustment, and coping with stressors)

  • My role: conduct individual therapy integrating principles from multiple evidence-based practices (e.g. CBT, psychodynamic, interpersonal, motivational interviewing)

Specialized Trainings and Didactics

  • CBT for Depressed Children and Adolescents, Instructor: David Goldston, Ph.D.

  • Motivational Interviewing, Instructor: David Goldston, Ph.D.

  • CBT for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Instructor: Christian Mauro, Ph.D.

  • Exposures with Children, Instructor: Christian Mauro, Ph.D.

  • Child Focused Treatment of Anxiety, Instructor: Christian Mauro, Ph.D.

  • Case Coordination with Medication Management, Instructor: Marla Wald, M.D.

  • CBT Case Formulation & Functional Analysis, Instructor: Christian Mauro, Ph.D.

  • Risk Assessment & Safety Planning with Children/Adolescents, Instructor: David Goldston, Ph.D.

  • Cognitive Restructuring & Cognitive Defusion, Instructor: Kristin Wyatt, Ph.D.

  • Mindfulness & Distress Tolerance, Instructor: Noga Zerubavel, Ph.D.

  • Functional Analysis & Chain Analysis, Instructor: Nancy Zucker, Ph.D.

  • Universal Aspects of Psychotherapy, Instructor: Tim Strauman, Ph.D.

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Instructor: Carolina Clancy, Ph.D.

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A), Instructor: Adrienne Banny, Ph.D.

  • Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Instructor: Lisa Reiter-Lavery, Ph.D.

Pre-doctoral Clinical Training


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)



Section on Affective Developmental Neuroscience (SDAN)



Daniel Pine, M.D.
Erin Berman, Ph.D.

  • Treatment aim: utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychopharmacology, and novel computer-based therapeautics to treat children and adolescents with clinical anxiety

  • My role:

    • Observe and assist with with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for youths and adults with anxiety

    • Administer novel computer-based attention bias modification training (ABMT) to supplement CBT

    • Administer and score behavioral assessments, clinical questionnaires, and the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) to youths and adults

    • Conduct phone screen interviews with healthy adults and adults at risk for anxiety disorders

    • Observe administration of structured diagnostic interviews (K-SADS for youth and SCID for adults)


Skyland Trail



Research & Outcomes



Raymond Kotwicki, M.D.

  • Treatment aim: utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat individuals who have extreme emotional reactions to everyday stress, intense relationships, impulsive or self-injurious behaviors, and frequent suicide attempts.

  • My role: observe and assist with DBT group therapy sessions for individuals in residential or day treatment