“I like to conduct my sessions as two-way conversations where you talk and I give feedback, I suggest coping skills that can help improve your mood, and I provide a different way of thinking when it is difficult or challenging to think in different ways.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been a person who has been helpful to others. I have always had this inner love for helping and listening to others during their times of need, which has led me to becoming a counselor. I am empathic, kind, and a great listener, things that help me be a great counselor. I have worked in nonprofit agencies and group practices and now in private practice working on my own. I have worked with young children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. My experience in working with others has helped me learn new techniques and realize who I enjoy working with most.
What should someone know about working with you?
When working with me, I will initially hold an intake session that is approximately 60-minutes. I will ask questions about you, why you are seeking therapy, what your family is like and who they are, what you do for a living, and questions about your education. My subsequent sessions are also about 60-minutes long and I allow you to lead the conversation. I like to conduct my sessions as two-way conversations where you talk and I give feedback, I suggest coping skills that can help improve your mood, and I provide a different way of thinking when it is difficult or challenging to think in different ways. I am a very positive and hopeful person, which I like to bring into the session to support you with your needs. I enjoy working with adolescents above the age of 14 and adults of various ages who may be facing challenging times, whether it’s from depression, anxiety, stress, family issues, or life transitions. I will at times give out homework to do in between our sessions.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I attend workshops to help me improve my skills and stay up-to-date. I stay connected with fellow therapists and share ideas on different topics.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
What I am most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape is that more and more people are reaching out for help and seeking therapy to improve their lives. The stigma that is attached to therapy and discussing your personal issues is slowly going away, which makes me super excited as it is so important to reach out for help when you need it. There is nothing wrong with seeking therapy and needing help or support and it should not be something shameful. Rather, it should be something praised and you should feel proud for taking that first step.
“I am a very positive and hopeful person, which I like to bring into the session to support you with your needs.”