“I will work with you respectfully at your pace and in realistic ways that fit your current life circumstances.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have lived a life full of adversity and challenge. I've learned how to adapt physically and mentally with the guidance of many empowering mentors. I want to pay forward the gifts of support and guidance that have helped me grow through the difficult times and share the insights I've learned along the way (and those I wish I had known sooner). I've been counseling since 2007 and have studied many diverse therapeutic techniques and theories. I have learned about internal family systems and it finally makes sense why many of the other therapies never truly healed at the deep and lasting level that is achieved with IFS. I now integrate many techniques into this framework and tailor them to each individual's experiences, culture, values, and learning styles.
What should someone know about working with you?
I will work with you respectfully at your pace and in realistic ways that fit your current life circumstances. I adapt our sessions to best fit your needs. Some people want homework assignments and exercises to practice, while others prefer to just vent and work through issues during the session. My clients tell me that they leave each session feeling empowered, supported, understood, and optimistic. I love hearing how clients apply what we are working on and hearing them proudly share how they are seeing improvements.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have a passion for learning and I'm continuously reading, completing training, and attending conferences. So many people's experiences are unique and I'm always learning ways to help clients heal and move toward their goals. I'm honored to collaborate with some of the best therapists around the world; by meeting through Zoom, we support each other the best we can for our clients.
“My clients tell me that they leave each session feeling empowered, supported, understood, and optimistic.”