“I think it's very important to establish trust with clients, which sets the tone and path toward true healing and growth.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Shortly after college graduation, I realized I didn't know what I wanted to do and began therapy for the first time. This experience showed me just how powerful and meaningful the therapeutic relationship is because it gave me a space to feel completely safe to be myself and begin the process of building a foundation based on authenticity and self-empowerment. The work was hard but incredibly rewarding as it allowed for so much healing and growth. This is why I chose to go into the mental health field.
What should someone know about working with you?
I think it's very important to establish trust with clients, which sets the tone and path toward true healing and growth. Without trust and safety, no psychotherapeutic modality will be truly effective.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I continue to learn, strengthen, and expand my skills through ongoing training and reading. I also go to therapy to continue to learn and stay self-aware of my own internal landscape. The depth, breadth, and quality of my work with clients can only be done in correlation with how deeply I'm willing to be vulnerable with myself and explore the depths of my own psyche.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I have always been inquisitive about others and have always had a desire to understand what others are feeling and thinking since I was a child. This innate curiosity has been a driving force and compass for steering me onto the path of using my passion and empathy to help others heal from life's pains and find a little more peace within themselves.
“Without trust and safety, no psychotherapeutic modality will be truly effective.”