I grew up in South Sioux City, NE and went to College of St. Mary for my undergraduate degree. I received two graduate degrees from Creighton: a Master of Science to become a Nurse Practitioner and a Master of Education to be a Clinical Nursing Specialist, educating all levels of nurses. I also completed a post-graduate fellowship in Psycho-Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in New York.

I bring 25+ years of experience caring for and treating chronic and acute mental illnesses in adult patients (19 and older), some with multiple medical chronic illnesses — cancer, lung disease, multiple sclerosis, etc. I specialize in Medical Psychiatry with an emphasis in Psycho-Oncology, a sub-specialty that addresses the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of going through cancer: How are you coping with your illness? Who in your life is affected? I assess your needs, prescribe medication to treat symptoms (if appropriate), and create a treatment plan to improve your quality of life.

When you come to see me expect to be heard and count on my compassion and understanding. It’s a privilege to get to know my patients.


  • Accepted Insurance
    BCBS (includes Network Blue, Premier Select Blue Choice, Heartland Blue Premier Select Blue Choice, MA)
    Elite Choice
    Heartland Blue
    Humana Choice Care
    Methodist Employee Healthplan
    Midlands Choice/Cigna
    Nebraska Furniture Mart
    NE Medicine Employee Healthplan
    NX Health
    O’Hara Work Comp