“I am a great listener and truly love getting to know each client.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been in the healthcare industry since I was 18 and I have a huge passion for helping others. I decided to focus on counseling because I think listening to people who may not feel heard is one of the most powerful things we can do as humans. I am a great listener and truly love getting to know each client. I have a huge interest in trauma and have completed many courses on how to help others with trauma. I feel like this makes me a more compassionate therapist and more aware when I see trauma in a client I’m working with.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process involves us talking about what brings you into therapy. Progress for me looks like taking tiny steps toward some of the things you may have been avoiding for some time. I don’t typically assign homework in the conventional sense, but I will encourage a client to reach out and communicate a big need they have to someone in their life. I love working with clients who are motivated, goal-oriented, and ready to learn.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I participate in trauma and adolescent training regularly. I am also working on a certificate in child-centered play therapy (CCPT) because I would like to start adding play therapy elements into my work with children and adolescents. I love collaborating with my peers and I feel like there is a huge educational benefit to getting a fresh perspective from another therapist.
“I have a huge interest in trauma and have completed many courses on how to help others with trauma.”