“Throughout my life’s experiences, I have concluded that we are survivors and thrivers, overcoming things we did not think possible.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I saw many people abused and taken advantage of as a young adult. I decided at an early age I wanted to help people and work in the mental health field. I have worked as a school social worker, an advocate within the legal system, and a medical social worker. I found my passion in the hospital while offering counseling services. Throughout my life’s experiences, I have concluded that we are survivors and thrivers, overcoming things we did not think possible. My goal is to help individuals see this and begin to heal and grow. I have certifications in telemental health and am an accredited case manager.
What should someone know about working with you?
Our first meeting is an intake session. We will work together to determine goals based on what you would like to work on. Homework can be assigned when appropriate, but it is always a collaborative effort of understanding and exploration. Progress shows up as honest and open communication that builds a healthy therapeutic relationship. Goals that we establish are always a work in progress and the aim is to take steps toward your end goal. I typically work with clients from ages 25 to 70, but I have experience with elderly populations as well.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I continue to stay up-to-date on my education credits and utilize online training to extend my education. The majority of my training is on PTSD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem. I also work with couples and continue to research communication styles for couples. I am interested in trauma and how the results of trauma impact daily life. My goal is to help my clients understand that they are survivors and thrivers rather than victims.
“My goal is to help individuals see this and begin to heal and grow.”