“I use a collaborative approach to therapy and believe that you know what's best for you.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was originally in music school studying as a violinist. When I broke my hand, I needed to keep my brain busy so I signed up for a handful of psychology classes. I absolutely fell in love and decided to switch gears. I found a lot of answers to my own personal experiences, decided to truly work on my own healing, and wanted to help others do the same.
What should someone know about working with you?
I use a collaborative approach to therapy and believe that you know what's best for you. I'm here to help you uncover that. I use a variety of approaches from traditional talk therapy to CBT and coping skills. It is very important to find what works for each individual as no two people are alike. My motto is, "I work with people, not computers".
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
One of my core values is creativity and this is important to me in many facets of my life. In therapy, I find that creativity is useful in tending to the needs of an individual. I'm not into "cookie cutter" therapy; I think it's important to tailor sessions and the course of treatment to the individual.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Within the mental health landscape, I am very excited about the fact that we are opening up and normalizing mental health as routine care. I believe mental health is as important as physical health and everyone deserves access to routine mental health care. Along those lines, I think that telemedicine provides a wonderful opportunity to reach a wider range of individuals who will benefit from care.
“In therapy, I find that creativity is useful in tending to the needs of an individual.”