Dr. Standish earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Wayne State University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and her postdoctoral work at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. Dr. Standish has a wide range of experience across multiple settings, including hospital inpatient and outpatient care, residential settings, and neuropsychological assessment clinics.
Before coming to Pine Rest, Dr. Standish worked for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital as a member of their multidisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program. She also has several years of experience treating veterans within the VA system.
In treatment, Dr. Standish utilizes a flexible and person-centered approach to help promote meaningful change. Each person’s treatment plan is unique to the individual and is established collaboratively during the early phase of treatment. Dr. Standish offers integrative care, which utilizes techniques from psychodynamic, experiential, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and acceptance and commitment (ACT) therapies. She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and chronic medical conditions including pain management. In addition, she has clinical interests in the practice of self-compassion, the intersection of mind and body, and the therapeutic benefits of forgiveness.