About Me

I’m a clinical psychologist and game designer. I work full-time as a therapist practicing in Maryland and teach each Spring and Fall as adjunct professor of game design at American University’s Game Lab. I am the community manager for Take This, a games-focused mental health non-profit, and the chair of the International Game Developers Association’s Mental Health special interest group. My research for the past 10 years has focused on the intersection of games and mental health with a focus on the use of games in therapeutic settings as well as the portrayal of mental illness in games.