I am a board certified psychiatrist with more than ten years’ experience. I came to Boise in 2011 to start an outpatient psychiatry program for St. Luke’s. I have practiced in a variety of community psychiatry settings. Before practicing at St. Luke’s, I was the Medical Director for an Inpatient/Outpatient/Consultation program in Washington. I also practiced for a few years, just out of training, at an inpatient facility in Fairbanks, Alaska as a staff psychiatrist. My work at St. Luke’s was strictly outpatient, but I also had many administrative duties as the Medical Director. I am so excited to start a new journey as a private practice psychiatrist where I hope to continue to provide compassionate, conservative, evidence based care to my patients.
Originally from Michigan, I trained at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I was lucky enough to earn undergraduate and medical degrees there and also complete my residency training at the University of Michigan Hospitals. Ann Arbor provided a wealth of opportunity to work in various mental health settings while earning my degrees. I was able to do direct care in group homes for the chronically mentally ill and work in a program that provided free psychiatric care and medications to the homeless population.
My life in Boise is centered around family. I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two daughters and our two dogs. Our daughters are talented dancers and we spend time a lot of time at the local ballet and a competition dance studio. We travel a lot for dance, creating fun memories together.