Patient Leader

I am a psychologist in private practice. I specialize in helping patients and caregivers who are affected by serious illness. Because of this specialty, I often get the chance to interact with other health care providers. Over time, I have become a more vocal advocate for mental health parity. To me, this includes more than reimbursement. When we reach true mental health parity, then including mental health care and consultation will be a routine part of all other health care. Research demonstrates that mental health care can improve physical health outcomes, quality of life, and skill in coping with difficult life situations. I am passionate about increasing access to these services.

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Community or Forum

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