Keynote Speaker

Nationally-recognized speaker on topics related to friendship, loneliness, neurodiversity, and leadership. 

Self-Help Author

Three-time author and professional writer with a mission to share psychology with the world. 

Licensed Psychologist

Full-time Therapist and CEO of Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, Texas.

My Mission

I am on a mission, and I hope you will join me.

Recent studies have indicated that nearly 50% of the U.S. population struggles with isolation, loneliness, and friendlessness.

To make matters worse, and despite our best efforts to intervene, we continue to struggle with issues of bullying and peer-victimization.

This truly is an epidemic.

I have spent much of my life on the front lines. As someone who survived years of bullying, friendlessness, and social anxiety, I know what it feels like to be the target, the outcast, the undesirable. And my heart breaks as I sit with clients who must fight those same battles.

No one deserves to be left out.

No one deserves to suffer in silence.

All of us deserve a seat at the table of belonging.

I want to live in a world that is a little less hurt, a little less broken, and a lot more connected…

… but I can’t do it alone.

As a speaker and author, my mission is to:

curiosity about human connection

the wealth of knowledge psychology and neuroscience into something digestible and relatable

insights formed through clinical work as well as my own stories of loss and love

Be the friend
to those who were silenced, who sat alone, who never had their place to belong

Enlist others
 in the cause for connection


Together, we can make a difference.


Thank you for visiting my site!  This is essentially my online business card where you can learn more about my professional speaking and writing as well as my personal story and what brought me to the work.  If you have questions or would just like to say “Hi,” let’s connect!


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Popular Works

The Friendship Formula

A self-help book I wrote to help kids, teens, and adults learn to make friends by understanding themselves and how relationships work.  

Get Psyched

A book I wrote to help psychologists and other mental health professionals integrate professional speaking into their work in psychology. 

APA Supercharge Your Presence

A speaking series I did for the American Psychological Association on self-marketing and building an online presence.

Want to learn more?  Let’s connect!

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