Psychology Intern


PhD Candidate, Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas
MS, Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas
BA, Economics, BS, Psychology, University of Florida

Professional Interests

JD’s clinical interests include identity development, career and vocational counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. He enjoys working with college students in individual, couples, and group therapy settings. His research interests include the use of mindfulness and compassion in therapy.

Approach to Therapy

JD strives to work from a trauma-informed perspective with everyone he sees. He believes that strength and healing come from the client, and works to create a safe environment from which he can support the client in finding pathways forward. In his clinical work, he draws from positive psychology, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness informed therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He is also trained in EMDR and levels 1 and 2 of Gottman couples therapy.

Approach to Supervision

Much like in his clinical work, JD prioritizes creating a safe and supportive environment when working with trainees. He draws from the common factors discrimination model of supervision – focusing on meeting the trainee where they are and taking on different roles to meet their evolving developmental needs. He incorporates reflection and self-awareness in order to foster both professional and personal growth.

Approach to Wellness

JD enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, doing archery, kayaking and hiking around Florida, and Gator sports.