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Professionally, I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice for 14 years. During my doctoral program, I received extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). After completing my Ph.D., I sought further training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and was among the first to achieve Board Certification in DBT by the DBT-Linehan Board. While I love my work as a psychologist, my most loved role in life is mom of two. I am enjoying the roller coaster ride of parenting two teenagers, a son and daughter. Though I try hard to step out of my role as psychologist when I am with family and friends, it is likely my family are the most common guinea pigs for applying my CBT and DBT skills. They are also a great source of information for how I can improve! You can find more of my work on my blog Psychdiary or on Psychology Today.