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About Me

doctorsticken-e1350357554320Throughout my academic and professional career I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of focus during graduate school including working with adolescents and adults who have had difficulty with substance abuse and dependence. I completed my doctoral internship at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology (formerly the Southern Mississippi Psychology Internship Consortium). I worked at Gentle Path and trained directly under Dr. Patrick Carnes. I have been working with adults who have had difficulty with compulsive sexual behaviors and/or loved ones of someone who is struggling. I am a clinical psychologist and the owner of Solace Psychological Services.My therapeutic approach is open, genuine, and direct. I provide a comfortable, supportive, and safe place that allows individuals to work on personal life challenges. Together we will work collaboratively to identify unhealthy/problematic thoughts that lead to old patterns of behavior that may not be helpful or useful to you at the present time.  I provide support and practical/reality based feedback that can motivate individuals to strive for a more meaningful relationship with themselves and with others.

EDUCATION
Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology – Phoenix
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology – Phoenix
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Psychologist (Arizona)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Psychological Association (APA)
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
Southern Arizona Psychological Association (SAPA)
Arizona Psychological Association (AZPA)