“I create a safe space where you are able to share without bias or judgement.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I knew I wanted to enter the field of social work after an eye-opening mission trip to the Dominican Republic while in high school. It was such a rewarding experience that it led me to realize I wanted to help people. I majored in social work in college, obtained my BSW, and continued on to earn a Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University. After graduation, I worked for a few years in the hospital setting as a social worker, all while knowing my desire was to become a therapist. Eventually, I earned my license and began working as a psychotherapist for adults in an IOP/PHP group program. I have also worked with school-aged kids, providing therapy in the setting of a pediatrician's office. Over the years, I have provided individual therapy to both children and adults, which I find to be extremely fulfilling. I am so grateful to have discovered the field of social work, which led to my ultimate goal of becoming a therapist.
What should someone know about working with you?
I offer a complimentary 15-minute consultation prior to scheduling the initial appointment. Potential clients are able to ask me any questions and become familiar with my approach to therapy. My hope is that my clients are as comfortable as possible. I take on a collaborative approach with my clients and listen to their needs. I create a safe space where you are able to share without bias or judgement. I aim to offer a different perspective when needed and teach therapeutic skills that can be helpful in your journey. I want to help you become the best version of yourself. Therapy can be beneficial when we work together to accomplish a common goal.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am always looking for interesting continuing education courses. I am open to a variety of subjects and love to learn about different ones. I have a particular interest in women's health after working in labor and delivery in the past. I also enjoy learning about topics such as ADHD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and many more. Collaborating with other providers is beneficial to my clients because gathering various perspectives can be rewarding and helpful when it comes to gaining other approaches to treatment.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am so excited to see so many people taking the steps to begin therapy. In the past, there was a larger stigma related to therapy, and now it is becoming much more normalized. Mental health is constantly evolving and becoming more accessible, especially in regard to telehealth. I am eager to see how mental health continues to evolve.
“I aim to offer a different perspective when needed and teach therapeutic skills that can be helpful in your journey.”