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My practice emphasizes psychoeducational assessments and consultations for candidates for assisted reproductive procedures, including gestational carriers, gamete and embryo donors, 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 20 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 many cases involving claims of orthopedic and psychological injury as a result of violence or negligence (e.g., motor vehicle and slip-and-fall accidents), and I have substantial experience with the assessment of malingering and other forms of symptom magnification; somatic symptom and related disorders;personality disorders;Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; mood and anxiety disorders; and traumatic brain injury/post-concussion syndrome.
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, and in Iowa in 2022.