“It is so hard to try to tell your life story to a stranger; just know I'm here to help you find the strength you thought you lost that is hiding deep in you.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
Ever since I was a little girl, I felt the need to help others; making a positive change in someone else’s life brought immense joy to my life. Coming from an immigrant family with limited resources, I joined the military to achieve my educational goals. While in the military, I moved a lot and had the opportunity to meet people from different cultures, backgrounds, and religions. I learned how our differences make us unique, interesting, and just wonderful. However, these differences sometimes create conflict on the inside and also on the outside. For this reason, I decided to become a social worker and help make a positive change in the world, one person at a time.
What should someone know about working with you?
It is so hard to try to tell your life story to a stranger; just know I'm here to help you find the strength you thought you lost that is hiding deep in you. We will work together to help you achieve your goals. Cognitive behavioral therapy will help create the needed change.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that transparency and tactful honesty are necessary to having a successful counselor-client relationship. Being compassionate, sensitive, and nonjudgmental is necessary when helping others.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
PTSD research and advances are fascinating to me.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I’ve been doing ínstensive research on neurofeedback and find it extremely helpful for those wanting different alternatives to treating their mental health.
“I believe that transparency and tactful honesty are necessary to having a successful counselor-client relationship.”