“I am a person-centered therapist and value therapeutic rapport (and I love when our energies match!).”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I can personally say that I have experienced the inability to express my feelings in a healthy, effective way and I understand how it can impact every aspect of life. As a child, I participated in art therapy and finally found my emotional voice through images. This process and the validation that I experienced led me to become an art therapist myself, assisting people to recognize their emotional voices through ways other than traditional language. I love sharing these skills and find gratitude in appreciating each person's unique ability to communicate.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a person-centered therapist and value therapeutic rapport (and I love when our energies match!). I understand there is a comfort and often a "gut feeling" that occurs when deciding on a therapist and I encourage you to listen to that instinct. When we work together, I will challenge your thinking and behaviors and it is important that we can trust each other in this process. I offer a complimentary 15-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit. From there, we go over documents, figure out payment, and get to work! I try to make this as easy and accessible as possible and I always appreciate feedback.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I love learning. To continue sharpening my skills as a therapist, I participate in a number of peer-led supervision groups, attend clinical conferences/lectures, and facilitate wellness training. In addition, I have my own mindfulness and yoga practice.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am encouraged daily by the increasing awareness of mental health and the mind-body connection. We can learn so much about ourselves by recognizing every aspect of ourselves, whether it be anxiety or pain in the body. Simply by slowing down enough to create the space needed to recognize these feelings, we may begin to start accessing the voice of our mind and body.
“When we work together, I will challenge your thinking and behaviors and it is important that we can trust each other in this process.”