Informed by theories of empowerment and social justice, Whitney seeks to work collaboratively with her clients, honoring each person’s conception of their own strengths, and supporting individuals in creating the lives they want for themselves. She is responsive to the unique circumstances and needs of each client, using tailored interventions from a variety of therapies including: Redecision, Gestalt, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral (DBT). Mindful of the many ways social institutions and structures impact individual mental health and well-being, Whitney is passionate about creating a safe space and opportunity for people of all identities to deepen and expand their understanding of themselves. Whitney enjoys working with emerging adults and adults and has particular interests in supporting: students and faculty impacted by dynamics and stressors of the academic and academic healthcare environments, individuals affected by family of origin issues, and individuals who identify as or wonder if they might be a Highly Sensitive Person (also known as sensory processing sensitivity).
Whitney earned her PsyD in clinical psychology in 2015 from the Michigan School of Psychology, is licensed as a clinical psychologist in both Michigan (LP) and Virginia (LCP), and provides teletherapy services. She has received clinical training in a variety of therapeutic settings including an adolescent residential facility, a university counseling center, and a community mental health clinic. Additionally, Whitney has over 10 years of experience working in school and community settings with children, adolescents, and families of diverse backgrounds in areas of adolescent sex education, juvenile delinquency prevention, and children’s literacy development.