“My therapeutic approach is open and nonjudgmental.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always had an empathetic nature and I have always been drawn to helping others. I started volunteering and working in therapeutic environments in college. After graduation, I went immediately to graduate school to receive my master’s degree in social work. I have worked in a variety of settings, which has helped me shape my style of therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
Seeking therapy can be a difficult step, and my goal is to make that step as easy as possible. I collaborate with my clients to find what works in therapy and what does not work. My hope is that together we can create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel understood and supported. I want to offer a place where you will feel capable of sharing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I always tell my clients that therapy is your time: This is all about you. I will adapt different treatment methods to meet your individual needs. I integrate a variety of treatment models, such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and strengths-based techniques. My therapeutic approach is open and nonjudgmental. I like to create a casual environment that will make you feel comfortable. I sometimes like to incorporate homework and worksheets if the client finds them helpful.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
We all come from different backgrounds and have different life experiences. Understanding your past will help guide me in which therapeutic modalities might work the best. We will work as a team, and you will be encouraged to be honest with me.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very excited about telehealth. People tend to be very busy in their daily lives, and this has opened so many doors for people who may not have the time to physically go see a therapist. I have had great success meeting with clients over telehealth.
“I like to create a casual environment that will make you feel comfortable.”