“As an empath, my Catholic upbringing really complemented my inherent interest in spirituality, which has continued to follow me into private practice so much that a key difference in my approach to counseling is the implementation of holistic and spiritual interventions.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Looking back, my interest in the field of psychology is something that has been present my whole life. I can recall moments in my childhood, being curious about people's thoughts and feelings and always wanting to know, “Why?” As an empath, my Catholic upbringing really complemented my inherent interest in spirituality, which has continued to follow me into private practice so much that a key difference in my approach to counseling is the implementation of holistic and spiritual interventions.
What should someone know about working with you?
Anyone who intends to work with me should really be vested in themselves and be seeking counseling because they truly want to make changes. I am equally analytical and philosophical and can be humorous and creative. I am engaging and collaborative so what you won't get is someone who just sits there nodding quietly. My initial session is completely focused on understanding what brought you in so you can expect a thorough assessment. I am solution-focused and any treatment plans we develop are measurable so that when we look back at all the work you've done, we can clearly see the difference. The type of clients who would most benefit from my approach are those who are committed, open-minded, motivated to try something different, and want to understand the root of the problem.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My personal belief is that every human being is born good (hence the name of my practice, The Good Center - Born Good). As a result of this belief, it helps to know that every human being has the capacity to do the right thing, that everything is forgivable, and that anyone CAN change. The unconscious work and regressive strategies we use at The Good Center allow us to go back to reset your beliefs and your behaviors.
With so many therapists to choose from, what makes your approach unique?
What a great question. The truth is, every therapist is trained the same way. So, whether you're seeing a therapist in Florida or a therapist in California, we all take the same classes. What sets me apart from others is that there are approaches I use that schools don't teach. For example, schools don't teach how to treat the ROOT cause. They also don't teach you how to ACCESS the unconscious mind. Why are these things so important? First of all, if you don't treat the root cause, then you are just TALKING about the root cause. Second, your unconscious mind is what stores your thoughts, beliefs, memories, and everything about why you are the way you are! The change you seek and the healing you seek don’t happen at the conscious level; they happen at the unconscious one. If your therapy isn't accessing these parts, then you're doing what most of humanity is doing: Putting a temporary fix on a chronic problem you have. That's what sets us apart from the rest: We identify the roots, we treat the roots, and we make permanent shifts from within.
“I am equally analytical and philosophical and can be humorous and creative.”