“I believe that becoming a therapist was not a conscious decision I made, but it is who I am and always have been at heart.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I found myself being the one who always volunteered to help others just to see them have a smile on their face. I became the one who friends and family would confide in as I am naturally accepting, loving, caring, and empathetic. It was no surprise to anyone when I made the decision to pursue a graduate degree in social work. I believe that becoming a therapist was not a conscious decision I made, but it is who I am and always have been at heart. I am grateful every day for the opportunity I have to help others and I am honored to see them grow into the highest version of themselves.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that everyone is unique and special in their own way. Therefore, my approach to therapy is tailored to each individual’s needs. I have training and practice in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma-informed care. As I begin to build a relationship with my clients, I find what will be most helpful to reaching their own personal goals while making them feel comfortable, safe, seen, and supported. Clients will find that I am empathetic, patient, caring, nonjudgmental, and accepting. I have experience working in schools, inpatient hospitals, and community mental health centers.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that everyone in this world deserves respect, compassion, and understanding. Whether they recognize it or not, all individuals have innate strengths that can be brought out and fostered in therapy. Everyone goes through pain and hardships throughout their lives, and I believe that these experiences make us who we are and provide us a greater opportunity for growth. I am open-minded and always learning, whether it be through personal research, through advanced training, or from my own clients. This allows me to provide the best care possible to each and every client.
“I am grateful every day for the opportunity I have to help others and I am honored to see them grow into the highest version of themselves.”