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Since 1999, when I first sought out applied experience in private psychological practice, I have participated in and supervised the evaluation and treatment (for both clinical and forensic purposes) of hundreds of children, adolescents, and adults at various sites in Southern Nevada and central Texas, where I completed my pre-doctoral internship. In December 2005, I had the distinction of receiving one of the first four doctorates conferred in psychology (clinical emphasis) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where my predominant focus of study and interest was in the detection of malingering and other forms of suboptimal effort within the context of the civil forensic neuropsychological evaluation. I was first licensed as a psychologist in Nevada in 2008.
My practice currently emphasizes psychoeducational assessment of and consultation with candidates for assisted reproductive procedures, including gestational surrogacy, gamete donation, and intended parents. I have been providing these services for many fertility clinics and agencies across the country since 2011. I am a doctoral member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the ASRM Mental Health Professionals Group.
I have also worked in the field of forensic psychology for more than 15 years, during which time my professional activities have emphasized the evaluation of psychological and neuropsychological complaints in the context of personal injury litigation. I have been retained as an expert in cases involving claims of orthopedic and psychological injury as a result of negligence (motor vehicle and slip-and-fall accidents). Within the specific context of personal injury, I have substantial experience with the assessment of malingering and suboptimal effort; somatic symptom and related disorders (including complaints of chronic, intractable physical pain and medically unexplained syndromes, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivities); and traumatic brain injury/post-concussion syndrome.
Clinical and forensic patient/client concerns have also included depression, anxiety, intellectual deficits, learning disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and chronic major mental illnesses including Bipolar Disorder, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders.