“The most important factor in a positive therapeutic encounter is the relationship.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
The theater was the first place I discovered my love of stories. I began my professional journey as an actor, stepping into roles, learning to understand and justify character choices, and simultaneously learning about myself through this new costume. It was only later in my life that I realized that theater was a healing space for me and I wanted to share the power of the expressive arts with more people.
What should someone know about working with you?
The most important factor in a positive therapeutic encounter is the relationship. Together, we will create an environment where you feel comfortable bringing all parts of yourself into the room.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am so jazzed that mental health is becoming more accessible to folx and am particularly excited that young people are so candid about needing mental health support. I am deeply passionate about helping people find spaces where they feel validated and given permission to be their most expansive self. I have been working to integrate mental health wellness into educational settings to break the stigma around mental health care and foster conversations about creating community care networks.
What would you say to someone on the fence about therapy?
First off, I totally get it; I too was apprehensive about jumping into therapy once upon a time but it is the single greatest investment you can make in your future self. Oftentimes, we find ourselves stuck in relationship patterns or behaviors that aren't serving us. Therapy gives us the chance to not only zoom out and examine these patterns but it also provides a cheerleader (me!), a testing ground, and a space entirely dedicated to your wellness. Your future self will thank you for being brave and vulnerable while stepping into the arena.
“Together, we will create an environment where you feel comfortable bringing all parts of yourself into the room.”