I have worked as a School Psychologist for Greenville County Schools for the past three years providing psychoeducational assessments for students experiencing learning and behavioral difficulties as well as consultative services for parents and school personnel. I began seeing private practice clients outside of school hours in Dr. Thorsheim’s office in October 2014. I enjoy the opportunity to work with children and adolescents outside of the school setting by providing individual and group therapy and psychological assessments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and in the assessment of learning disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorders.
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia with a psychology major. I then earned my doctorate (PhD) in school psychology at the University of South Florida with a specialization in school-based mental health. During my doctoral training, I participated in published research focused on mental health in children and adolescents, including the assessment and treatment of ADHD and the promotion of well-being. Past practical experiences include providing individual and group therapeutic treatments for youth including social skills and cognitive-behavioral therapy and working with teachers and schools to develop academic and behavioral interventions for students. My training and experiences in schools and understanding of children’s learning provides me with insight on potential barriers for success and ways to navigate and obtain needed supports.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our sweet Labrador Retriever, family and friends. I am a member of the Junior League of Greenville and Downtown Symphony Club. My hobbies include running on the Swamp Rabbit trail and enjoying all of the experiences Greenville has to offer, such as delicious restaurants, Downtown Alive and Saturday Market.