I completed my undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary in 1972, a master's in Special Education in 1973, and a master's in General Psychology in 1975. In 1978 I received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia and joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Four years later, I returned to the University of Virginia and completed doctoral training in School/Child/Clinical Psychology. I completed an internship at Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. in 1985.
I have had a private practice in Virginia since 2003. From 1985 to 2008 I served as a Clinical Consulting Psychologist for the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health at the Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. From 2006 to 2010 I served as a Consulting Psychologist for the Law Enforcement Assessment Center in Fairfax, Virginia
My professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association.
I retired from my practice of Clinical Psychology in December 2023.