About

APPROACH TO TREATMENT

My first goal is to get to know you. In the beginning, we focus on understanding you, your values, your strengths, and your areas of growth. As a human being there are multiple intersecting aspects of your identity, your life experiences, your physical health, and your functional abilities that have shaped your life. Each of my clients are uniquely themselves and so are you. Second, I want you to get to know me because it’s important that you work with someone you trust. Together, we collaboratively develop a plan to help you get unstuck and to move forward in life.

My therapeutic approach integrates several evidence based treatments including:

  • Mindfulness-Based interventions and principles

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology & Behavioral Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


M.S. Clinical Psychology & Behavioral Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


B.S. Psychology

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma

RESEARCH

Baughn, D., Auerbach, S.M., & Siminoff, L.A. (2010). Roles of sex and ethnicity in procurement coordinator-family communication during the organ donation discussion. Progress in Transplantation, 20(3), 247-255. PMID 20929109

Baughn, D., Rodrigue, J.R., & Cornell, D.L. (2006). Intention to register as organ donors: A survey of adolescents obtaining their driver’s permit/license or enrolled in driver’s education. Progress in Transplantation, 16(3), 260-267. PMID 17007163

TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

Psychologist in Private Practice

Tampa, FL


Assistant Professor of Psychology

University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando, FL


Staff Psychologist, Pre-Surgical Consultation & Rehabilitation

Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Orlando, FL

Specialize in the psychological assessment and treatment of surgical patients living with bone marrow transplant, organ transplant, weight loss surgery, cardiovascular surgery, spinal cord stimulation, plastic surgery, and gender confirmation surgery. Supervise psychology postdoctoral fellows and psychology interns.


Staff Psychologist, Primary Care Mental Health

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital & Clinics, Tampa, FL

Specialized in the brief assessment and treatment of primary care patients. Supervised psychology postdoctoral fellows and psychology interns.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, Primary Care Emphasis

San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center & The University of California, San Francisco

Specialized in health care team communication, primary care, HIV and Hepatitis C care, treatment of chronic pain, and women’s healthcare.


Clinical Internship, Behavioral Medicine Emphasis

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System & Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Specialized in behavioral medicine (e.g., transplant, hematology/oncology, andrology, hepatitis C, chronic pain), substance misuse, and psychiatric inpatient treatment.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS