Welcome to the
Elkins Behavioral Medicine Clinic
It is my mission to provide quality behavioral and psychological health care to each and every patient who comes in.
I earned my Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and completed my Clinical Psychology Internship at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
I am currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University, Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, and Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory.
I have received specialty certification in Clinical Health Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and served as President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis.
Prior to joining the faculty at Baylor University, I was a Senior Staff Psychologist at Scott and White Clinic for 24 years.
As Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory, my research focuses on Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy in the treatment of physiological, psychological and behavioral health issues. My major research project at this time, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a study which explores the use of hypnosis in the treatment of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.