I am a registered psychologist who specializes in the cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.  



  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. My dissertation involved creating a measure of childhood perfectionism and investigating the relationship of perfectionism to other psychological problems in children.

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. My Master’s Thesis further developed a scale used in the forensic assessment of personal injuries.



  • Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).


Current clinical practice

  • Vancouver Private Practice: I provide individual therapy and assessment services to adults, adolescents and children.

  • Residences for Independent Living Society (False Creek):  I provide supportive counselling to adults with disabilities in an assisted living environment, encouraging and promoting wellness and an independent lifestyle.


Selected Previous Clinical Experiences:

  • North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic, North Vancouver, BC.

  • Clinical Resident in Psychology at the University of British Columbia Hospital/Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. I completed rotations in the UBC Anxiety Disorders Clinic, St. Paul’s Eating Disorders Clinic, and Vancouver General Hospital Short Stay Program.

  • Outpatient Psychiatry Department, University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Anxiety Disorders Research and Treatment Center at the Noble H. Kelly Psychological Services Center, University of Louisville.



  • Depp, C.A., Woodruff-Borden, J., Meeks, S., Grettarsdottir, E., & DeKryger, N. A.(2005). The phenomenology of non-clinical panic in older adults in comparison to younger adults. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19, 503-519.

  • O’Brien, L. M., Mervis, C. B., Holbrook. C. R., Bruner, J.L., Smith, N. H., McNally (DeKryger), N. A., McClimment, M. C., & Gozal, D. (2004). Neurobehavioral correlates of sleep-disordered breathing in children. Journal of Sleep Research, 13, 165-172.


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