“My goal is to create a safe space for the client to feel comfortable while developing some treatment goals collaboratively.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I knew that I wanted to practice therapy after taking my first psychology course in my undergraduate program. I very much connected with the idea of helping people and have always felt a strong sense of empathy even as a child. I went on to earn a master’s degree and professional license and have several years of experience in college counseling, private practice, and clinical supervision. My work in the college setting allowed me to develop strong skills in assisting clients struggling with transitions and my work in private practice allows me to work with a wide range of clients struggling with a plethora of mental health issues and challenging life situations. I have completed training in the following areas: Trauma, LGBTQ, personality disorders, and mindfulness.
What should someone know about working with you?
Anyone who is considering working with me should know that my goal is to empower my clients. I generally take a directive approach to therapy and apply various CBT practices. My goal is to create a safe space for the client to feel comfortable while developing some treatment goals collaboratively. If the client is open to it, I do find that assigning specific homework exercises can be very effective in working toward these goals. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents who are motivated to change and want to work together to achieve their therapy goals.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very excited about telehealth, as it offers more opportunity for clients to receive counseling. It allows me to work with people who I may have never come into contact with otherwise. It makes therapy more convenient for the client, allowing them to take some time and space for themselves during these challenging times, which is so important to overall wellness.
“I enjoy working with adults and adolescents who are motivated to change and want to work together to achieve their therapy goals.”