“I always see the gray and not just the black and white and I often notice change before clients do.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always worked in the helping professions. I was a social worker for a long time and then left to pursue polarity therapy and energy healing. This eventually evolved into coaching with a focus on energetic systems, healing, thoughts, and beliefs. Circumstances in my life became difficult for a while and I left coaching. I went back to school to get my degree in clinical mental health. I now use all of my skills in counseling and have gotten back to coaching as well.
What should someone know about working with you?
I like to gather history, particularly from growing up, but it can be gathered as needed rather than all at once. I like working with women and LGBTQ+ clients. I sometimes assign homework for issues that clients are presenting with or asking me about. I am very good at noticing change. I always see the gray and not just the black and white and I often notice change before clients do. Change is not linear; sometimes there is a step back while moving forward.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am learning about hypnotherapy. I am practicing on my own and with select clients.
“Change is not linear; sometimes there is a step back while moving forward.”