“I integrate talk therapy with mindfulness (mind-body techniques) to help regulate emotion and process trauma.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist is one that became clear to me as I was searching for my life’s purpose. I've always had a natural heart for helping people, and it brings me much fulfillment. I provide a warm, nurturing environment that helps clients explore thoughts and feelings while teaching skills and collaborating with them to create action-steps to help facilitate change. This work is very special and sacred, and it is such an honor and privilege to be able to do what I do. I have several years of experience, and I have worked with children, adolescents, adult individuals, and families (I prefer to work with adult individuals). I integrate talk therapy with mindfulness (mind-body techniques) to help regulate emotion and process trauma.
What should someone know about working with you?
I like to start by scheduling a free, 15-minute video consultation for me to get to know about your needs, tell you more about my style, and discuss how we can work together. I'm not a cookie-cutter therapist so, together, we will identify what your unique needs are, and I will do my best to help us find what works for you to achieve your therapy goals. I like to work with clients who are ready and motivated to change. It's normal not to know where to begin or even know exactly what needs to be changed and that is what we will discover together; all you need to have is the motivation to show up. We will work out the rest.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a lifelong learner, so I enjoy learning new information and sharing what I learn with my clients. Most recently, I completed an intensive, 15-hour training in Bessel van der Kolk's The Body Keeps The Score. This has been transformative in how I approach clients, especially those who have experienced childhood trauma that is affecting them as adults. I am also trained in mindfulness and am looking forward to enhancing my knowledge and application with somatic therapy and other mind-body and holistic modalities.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I grew up in a military family, so I have the experience of being exposed to different types of people and ways of life. My past has afforded me the ability to be flexible, adapt, and empathize with experiences that are different from my own.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I love how flexible and accessible telehealth has made therapy for my clientele. As long as you have a confidential space and secure wi-fi, you can make your appointments. It works especially well for busy professionals who are always on the go!
“It's normal not to know where to begin or even know exactly what needs to be changed and that is what we will discover together; all you need to have is the motivation to show up.”