About Dr. Momsie

I am a licensed psychologist working in a bustling urban school district.  I spend my work hours at five elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools, counseling students for a variety of family, emotional, and behavioral concerns.  I also consult with teachers and parents about emotional and behavioral interventions.  I work from a "cognitive-behaivoral" orientation, which means that I focus on how environmental reinforcers and our thinking patterns impact our emotions and behavior.  I received my doctorate in school psychology in 2005.  At that time psychology and education consumed my world.  I had read that after completing a doctoral degree, a woman's chances of marrying decreased by 75%.  I was okay with that.

That was until I met my husband in 2007.  We were married in 2009 and had a beautiful baby boy in 2011. I had previously taught college-level child development courses, studied parenting and child psychology books, and consulted with hundreds of parents. I thought parenting would be a breeze.  I now realize how challenging (and completely fulfilling) it can be!  On my blog, "Darlingist Dr. Momsie," I try to combine my training and experience with a good dose of reality.  I share the joys of being "Jr.'s" mom, the challenges of being a working mom, and the insights of a psychologist. 

5 comments:

  1. you are such an inspiration. as I have my BA in Human Development, I LOVED all my child development courses and thought I would love to be a psychologist as well, yet now I am thinking of speech pathology for children. I cant wait to read more & learn more about you & your adorable baby boy!!!

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  2. Thanks, Jessica! Speech paths are some of my favorite people to work with :) Good luck!

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  3. What a cutie! So glad I came across your blog. Is it tough working with kids and being a mom. I've always wondered how busy and challenging a teachers schedule can be.

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  4. I love reading your blog! I am working towards my bachelors in psychology and plan on getting my doctorate later. You make me so excited to get started working!

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  5. What a cute blog and even cuter way to use your field to help others!

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