I am a doctoral student working under the supervision of Dr. Tana Clarke and have primarily worked in school and family-based programs. I have experience working with child, adolescents, and adults with a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and adjustment and transition concerns. I employ a strength-based integrated approach, based on cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and systems theories. I believe the utilization of these frameworks in conjunction with a collaborative approach enables the development of individualized treatment plans designed to improve a client’s overall wellbeing and support their attainment of identified goals.

Professional Experience

I obtained both my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Master of Science in Psychology from Purdue Global University in Indiana. I am currently completing my PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Capella University’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and plan to specialize in Military Psychology and Human Sexuality. Prior to moving to Maryland, I worked for the Tulare County Department of Education providing behavioral and mental health services to children and adolescents. I further developed my clinical skills as a Social Worker/Facilitator for a non-profit organization, where I provided social and mental health services to children and families who were at risk of institutionalization, incarceration, or removal from their homes.

Life Outside the Office

I am an active-duty military wife, currently stationed in Maryland, and have had the opportunity to live and work in a variety of areas across the United States. In my free time I enjoy hiking, going to the movies, reading a good book, exploring new cities, visiting art and history museums, and spending time at the beach with my family.

Jo works in the Linthicum and Annapolis locations and provides telehealth services.