“My goal is to help clients understand their behaviors and emotions and guide them toward making necessary changes to improve their quality of life.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Starting at a young age, I have always had an innate desire to help others.
Early in my career, I began working in the retail industry, negotiating contracts, which allowed me to connect with people of many backgrounds. I realized that I was extremely passionate about understanding human behavior and mental processes. In 2013, I decided to pursue a career in psychology, which led to completing my master’s degree in mental health counseling. For the past few years, I’ve been working in an outpatient mental health clinic, which shaped me into a better clinician. Today, my goal is to help clients understand their behaviors and emotions and guide them toward making necessary changes to improve their quality of life.
What should someone know about working with you?
I help clients identify barriers to their goals. During sessions, my client and I dig deep into what’s getting in the way of reaching their goals so that we can design and plan strategies to reach their objectives. I work with clients at their pace and comfort level. My hope is for each client to gain needed tools and learn how to self-heal.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I often enroll in mental health trainings to continue learning new therapeutic approaches and techniques.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
We all deal with rough times at one point or another, so learning skills on how to maneuver through those times is what therapy is all about. Please remember that it’s absolutely normal to be nervous about starting therapy, as it can be scary. It’s difficult to talk to a stranger about our vulnerabilities and pain, but give it a try, think about what you’re feeling right after you leave your first session, and decide if it’s something you want to try again.
“I work with clients at their pace and comfort level. My hope is for each client to gain needed tools and learn how to self-heal.”