“I strive to provide a warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative environment for my clients starting with the very first appointment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I found therapy at a time in my life when I was uncertain about the future and questioning the career path that I had spent years pursuing. Therapy helped me develop the courage to end my medical school pursuits and take a gap year to rediscover my interests and passions. I never expected that my journey with therapy would one day lead me to a career as a psychotherapist but it opened my eyes to a profession that allows me to help people in ways that are immensely fulfilling and rewarding. I find particular joy in helping young adults identify a future that feels authentic to their lived experiences and aspirations.
What should someone know about working with you?
Creating a space of safety and calmness is exceptionally important to me. I strive to provide a warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative environment for my clients starting with the very first appointment. I often tell my clients that it takes several sessions to determine whether the “fit” is right. I believe the therapeutic alliance between the client and therapist is one of the most unique and powerful of relationships. I wish that I could help all who seek my guidance and expertise, but I know that I may not be the right match for everyone and that’s okay. Therapy is such a personal experience that no two journeys are going to look alike. I find that the journey and the process of it can be even more enlightening and transformative than achieving the goals themselves.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a strong advocate for lifelong learning. In order to be an effective and mindful psychotherapist, I need to continue to enhance my own clinical skills and knowledge base. For these reasons, I regularly take part in workshops, conferences, trainings, and supervision to ensure that I remain competent in my field of expertise. Over the years, I've been drawn to and have completed continuing education training in EMDR, modern psychoanalysis, and IFS.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Since fully incorporating telehealth services into my practice, I have been most excited about the growth potential of telehealth and how technology can continue to improve the therapeutic experience for my clients. My hope for the future of telehealth is to see the increase in accessibility continue to expand across the US and, hopefully one day, to countries around the world with limited access to mental health care.
“I believe the therapeutic alliance between the client and therapist is one of the most unique and powerful of relationships.”