“To me, there is no greater fulfillment than helping people feel better and dream bigger.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I've always enjoyed helping people and have long been fascinated by their stories. My decision to become a therapist was solidified when I volunteered at a camp for children with serious illness. It was there that I witnessed firsthand the transformative impact one can have on another's life. I immediately knew that I wanted to be someone who could create change. To me, there is no greater fulfillment than helping people feel better and dream bigger.
What should someone know about working with you?
My therapeutic process is three-pronged, focusing on the client's past, present, and future. The initial sessions focus on understanding the past, identifying the client's impetus for seeking therapy, delving into their background, and pinpointing goals. We then begin building skills and resources to help the client tolerate distress and feel better. Next, we identify difficult past experiences that have clients feeling stuck or upset. When they are ready, we then work on processing those experiences. Through our sessions, my clients build new understanding and an appreciation for themselves and their experiences and start feeling more empowered. They learn to let go of anxiety and live in the moment and find that they are less weighed down by their inner critic.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I value authenticity, hope, and connection. I believe in the inner strength and inherent worth of each person and sincerely believe that everyone can get to where they want to be in life. These values are constantly informing the work I do from the very first moment I speak to a client.
“Through our sessions, my clients build new understanding and an appreciation for themselves and their experiences and start feeling more empowered.”