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Free Flow Psychiatry 

Step into the flow, Embrace your truth, serenity and peace.

 

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

Board Certified American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,  Sept 2017

 

Full medical licenses in Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nevada, Wyoming, Illinois, Colorado, Georgia, and West Virginia 

 

Buprenorphrine waiver, Nov 2018 

 

Membership 

Academy of Integrated Health and Medicine since 2018

American Society of Ketamine since 2020

 

WORK HISTORY

 

Teladoc: Telepsychiatry

March 2020-present

 

Hummingbird Psychiatry: Colorado, Vermont

Integrative Psychiatrist

   May 2019-present

    Private Practice

 

The Health Center  Plainfield, VT 

General Psychiatrist

    January 2019 to September 2019

     Federally Qualified Health Center

 

Central Vermont Medical Center   Berlin, VT

 Inpatient  Psychiatrist (per diem)

    January 2019 to September 2019

    15 bed inpatient psychiatric unit, medical and ER psychiatric consults

 

Marshfield Clinic  Minocqua, WI 

General Psychiatrist

    July 2017-January 2019

      900 patient panel with supervision of RNs integrated in primary care

 

University of Vermont Medical Center.  Burlington, VT   Adult Psychiatry Resident Physician

     June 2013-June 2017

      Adult Psychiatry Training Program 

Clinical Instructor for medical students

 

Central Vermont Medical Center Berlin, VT,

 Inpatient Psychiatrist (per diem)

     July 2016-June 2017

      15 bed unit with ER, medical floor and ICU consults

 

Grand Targhee Resort   Victor, ID     
Adaptive Ski/Snowboard Instructor

      February 2013- April 2013

      Taught skiing and snowboarding to people with cognitive and physical impairments

 

Pettygrove Classical Chinese    Portland, Oregon.    Medicinary worker

      September 2006-April 2008

       Prepared herbal formulas from raw herbs and decoctions while completing herbal study

 

EDUCATION

 

MAPS MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy Training

        May 2019 Shambala Mountain Retreat Center

 

University of Vermont   Burlington, VT 

  Psychiatry Resident Physician

        June 2013-June 2017

        -GME Adult Psychiatry Training Program

        -Taught medical students as clinical instructor

 

Ross University School of Medicine    Portsmouth, Dominica   Medical Student

         May 2009-Feb 2013

         -Completed a Doctorate in Medicine

 

National College of Natural Medicine    Portland, Oregon    Natural Medical Student

         Sept 2006-Dec 2008

          -Completed 2 years coursework in Naturopathic and Classical Chinese medicine

 

Bridge-Linguatec Santiago, Chile Student    

         March 2004

         -CELTA based teaching certificate for English as a foreign language

 

University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin    Undergraduate Student

         August 1999-August 2003

         -Bachelor of Arts focused in Psychology

 

University of Warwick England Study Abroad

         September 2001-June 2002

         -Studied psychology as a foreign exchange student

 

TEACHING

 

Greenway Crossing Montessori School Madison, WI Teacher and Office Manager    

         January 2005-June 2005

          -Developed and taught a preparation course for Montessori-style education

 

               In Latin America

 

Washington School    San Jose, Costa Rica  
 Head Teacher

          August 2004-December 2004

          -Designed curriculum and taught elementary school classes in Spanish and English

 

Colegio San Francisco de Asís    San Juan, Argentina        English Teacher

         March 2004- July 2004

          -Designed and taught English classes for 250 students aged 9-12

 

              Working with developmental disabilities

 

Create-Ability          Madison, WI             
Residential Support Staff

          August 2000-December 2003

          -Assisted developmentally challenged residents in activities of daily life

 

VOLUNTEER HISTORY

 

Vipassana Meditation Center:  Illinois 

Mindfulness training

    February 2006- May 2006

    -Managed a kitchen cooking for 30-50 people per day for meditation courses

    -Student manager facilitating communication for students of meditation and supervisor

 

RESEARCH HISTORY

 

UW-Madison Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher's Laboratory Madison, WI Research Assistant

    August 2002-May 2003

      -Collected necessary research materials for current research in Autism

 

Marshfield Clinic Minocqua, WI lead investigator    

    July 2017-January 2019

             -studied the effects of cannabidiol on anxiety and depression

 

About me

 

I am originally from Wisconsin, though I grew up without the usual education in deer hunting or American football.

During my undergraduate career at the UW-Madison, I traveled to England for a year to finish my psychology degree. After which time I was bitten by a travel bug that led me to teach in South and Central America where I taught English to children and decided on a career in medicine.

I moved back to the US to begin my journey to medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. I studied there for two years before deciding that I wanted to gain the knowledge and credentials of an MD physician.

I moved to the island nation of Dominica and attended Ross University, where I split my first two years between Dominica and Grand Bahama.

Along the path of years 3 and 4 in med school, I completed clerkships all over the United States, including a year in Danbury, CT, where I came to know UVM through its medical students.  I also did clerkships at the Mayo Clinic for child psychiatry and with Patch Adams on his farm in West Virginia.

I finished my educational  journey in Vermont where I found love and made a family.  Then moved back to my home state of Wisconsin for my first job as an attending psychiatrist and first real taste of working high volume care as a conventional board certified psychiatrist.  

I then made the leap to study psychedelics in mental health.  I completed training in using ketamine therapy and started the MAPS MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy training program.

Now I am looking to create more personalized care incorporating what I have learned along the way in my journey.

If you are looking for personalized care please check out:

Www.hummingbirdpsychiatry.com for services in Vermont and Colorado