“I take a collaborative approach to help you change self-destructive behaviors and thinking, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After growing up in a family that had the challenges of substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental illness, I knew that I wanted to help others with similar backgrounds. Growing up with these challenges can result in feelings of shame and worthlessness. I benefited greatly from seeing a therapist as a teenager and as an adult. I personally know how empowering it can be to have a therapist who understands and provides you with the tools that you need to overcome the things that life sometimes hands you. My approach is a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am also pursuing EMDR training to help people with trauma histories.
What should someone know about working with you?
I take a collaborative approach to help you change self-destructive behaviors and thinking, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more. Together, we will examine your past and talk about how it impacts your opinion of yourself today. We will prioritize and get to work on breaking through those mental barriers that are keeping you from living your very best life!
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I know firsthand that our past does not necessarily determine our future. I believe that you are the expert on your own life; I am just here to help you clarify what you want most in your life and then collaborate with you on creating the plan to make it happen.
“Together, we will examine your past and talk about how it impacts your opinion of yourself today.”