I am a double board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with experience in treating psychiatric conditions such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders, and psychotic disorders. I am committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care that incorporates supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychopharmacology. I also provide workshops on a number of topics such as eating disorders, body image, school/work/life balance, stress management, faith &mental health, and mental health among diverse populations.
Mental illness impacts individuals, families, communities, and systems, therefore I believe in a collaborative and integrative approach to treating psychiatric conditions. Mental health advocacy is also important to me, and I have served as President of the North Carolina Council of Child &Adolescent Psychiatry and as a subject matter advisor for “I Live For”, a non-profit organization that aims to reduce cultural stigma associated with psychiatric conditions among youth of color.
BS in Biology, Phi Beta Kappa, Spelman College, 2001
MPH in Health Care &Prevention &Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2006
General Psychiatry Residency Program, Duke University Medical Center, 2011
Child &Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, 2011
Present: Partner, Catalyst Therapeutic Services, PLLC;
2012 – Present: Consulting Associate, Duke University Department of Psychiatry.
2016-2017, Medical Director, Child &Adolescent Program, Veritas Collaborative, LLC.
2013-2016, Associate Medical Director, Veritas Collaborative, LLC.
2012-2013, Staff Psychiatrist, Central Regional Hospital
2011-2012, Medical Instructor, Duke University Department of Psychiatry
American Academy of Child &Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
North Carolina Council of Child &Adolescent Psychiatry
North Carolina Psychiatric Association