“I believe that therapy needs to be compassionate and nonjudgmental; everyone deserves the opportunity to live their best life.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
The path that led me to my career has been one of the best things in my life! I recognize that individuals struggle to live a life that makes them happy and content. The unhappiness and struggle can come from many different things and I am able to help support and heal the challenges that you are currently facing. I have worked in many different settings and have helped others across the lifespan. I also have experience in trauma and utilizing EMDR to help individuals overcome the challenges that hold them back. I believe that therapy needs to be compassionate and nonjudgmental; everyone deserves the opportunity to live their best life. Therapy can help bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
What should someone know about working with you?
My approach is 100% supportive and nonjudgmental. I begin simply by asking, "How can I help?" Even if you are not sure of the answer, we will work together to identify the challenges you face and how therapy can help. People have said that I make therapy enjoyable, helpful, and something to look forward to. You are facing challenges and therapy does not need to be one of them. Part of the progress within therapy is learning how to overcome the negative self-talk and self-defeating thoughts while learning to implement boundaries with others, engage in emotional recognition, identification, and expression, and improve communication with others to express thoughts, feelings, wants, and needs.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a trained EMDR therapist and I attend regular training to keep my skills sharp and stay up-to-date with the latest information.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
When the pandemic first began, I was concerned about the detriment it would cause to mental health and seeing clientele. But we learned to grow within the challenges so that the mental health needs of others were still supported. I have learned that online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy and can accomplish the same goals without any loss of integrity or quality of care.
“People have said that I make therapy enjoyable, helpful, and something to look forward to.”