“My areas of focus include diagnosing and treating ADHD, mood disorders, life transitions, and trauma.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I became a psychotherapist after practicing for eight years as a psychiatric nurse working with a diverse population. I have both inpatient and outpatient experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and helping them achieve their goals. My areas of focus include diagnosing and treating ADHD, mood disorders, life transitions, and trauma. I am passionate about providing high-quality holistic care with a psychoanalytic approach.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process generally takes 45-60 minutes where we will discuss your current concerns about your mood and functioning as well as discuss your psychiatric history. Follow-up visits will take about 30 minutes and are usually done on a monthly basis or sometimes less often when we have found a stable regimen.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As research in the field of mental health constantly evolves, I make it a priority to stay up-to-date with evidence-based practices by attending conferences, reading monthly publications, and taking part in continuing education programs.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe in a collaborative approach, first and foremost, and I want my clients to feel empowered to share feedback with me throughout treatment and to actively engage in decision-making about their plan of care. As a nurse practitioner, I also focus on how aspects of physical health may be impacting emotional health. I believe in nurturing healthy eating, sleep, creative outlets, and movement to bolster a person’s internal resources.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very excited about how mental health is becoming more talked about and less stigmatized. I believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care. I also love learning from my clients through their unique perspectives and experiences.
“I believe in a collaborative approach, first and foremost, and I want my clients to feel empowered to share feedback with me throughout treatment and to actively engage in decision-making about their plan of care.”