Consulting Services

Health Psychology Consulting

It has and continues to be important to me to think about how I can reach a different audience and help people outside of my private practice. One way I do this is by extending my health psychology services to hospitals, businesses, and community agencies with a focus on treatment delivery approaches that increase efficiency. Briefly, health psychologists promote medical health by using interventions that address lifestyle, emotions, thoughts, and environment. Health psychologists also design and implement models of healthcare delivery within medical healthcare systems (and beyond) with the aim of increasing patient engagement, preventing medical illness, and improving medical health for those with medical illness. Insomnia, cardiovascular disease, cancer, infertility, and diabetes are among the medical illnesses that health psychology interventions target.

For Hospitals:

Health psychology consulting services offered to hospitals:

  • The design and implementation of models of healthcare delivery within medical healthcare systems to increase patient engagement, improve patient care, and decrease costs
    (e.g. health psychology interventions to help prevent, identify, and manage cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infertility, postpartum depression, and other medical conditions)

  • Trainings to medical residents and fellows to promote patient engagement and improve patient health (e.g. coping with medical illness, anxiety due to health fears or medical procedures, medication and lifestyle adherence, brief and effective screening tools, resilience training, etc.)

For Business and Community Agencies:

Health psychology consulting services offered to business and community agencies:

  • Providing clinical expertise

  • Educating teams as to the needs of patients, researchers and providers (i.e., in the behavioral sleep space)

  • Mental health awareness development (e.g. content for local and national messaging campaigns, outreach and activities)

  • Fundraising strategic plans

  • In-service training on mental health and wellness topics  (e.g. dispersing and promoting the tools of psychology that can help employees thrive and stay motivated)

  • Creating strategic partnership opportunities

  • Developing business plans

Consulting to Local Schools:

Many middle and high school students are drowning in homework and face complex social challenges, too. I enjoy conducting speaking events and workshops at schools on topics that are highly relevant to teens and young adults. The overarching goal here is to provide insights towards change and action. Speaking events/workshop topics include but are not limited to; healthy body image, developing and maintaining friendships, consent and communication in sexual relationships, and motivational skills to combat procrastination.

Speaking events/workshop topics available to parent organizations, teachers, counselors, and students: 

  • Insomnia and related concerns

  • Body image (e.g. practical exercises and tips that address the common factors that lead to negative body image)

  • Transition from high school to college (e.g. effective coping strategies)

  • Motivation skills to combat procrastination

  • Assertiveness

  • Problem-solving

  • Goal-setting

  • Friendships (e.g. developing and maintaining friendships, doing away with toxic friendships, how to deal with a friendship break-up)

  • Self-esteem

  • Sexual relationships (e.g. consent and communication)