“My path to becoming a therapist began with my curiosity about human behavior and the ongoing conflicts we have that encompass our behavior and our relationship patterns.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist began with my curiosity about human behavior and the ongoing conflicts we have that encompass our behavior and our relationship patterns. I was most intrigued by how our genetics, family, culture, and environment are all relevant to who we are, the relationships we have, and the values we have.
What should someone know about working with you?
I meet my clients where they are and foster an environment of genuine acceptance and unconditional positive regard. I believe success in therapy comes from the client and the therapist being on the same page, cultivating patience and resilience and not having outsized expectations when therapy begins. I am committed to my clients’ ongoing development and take a genuine interest into who they are as a person and how early childhood experiences shaped their values.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I take continuing education credits and have fulfilling peer relationships as I am constantly engaging with them and eliciting feedback for my own personal growth as a therapist. I also audit psychoanalytic classes at the Karen Horney Clinic.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I’m very patient. Therapy is a step-by-step process and it’s important to take note of small progress.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The stigma of therapy is slowly eroding. Therapy is becoming seen as a vehicle for human growth and development rather than a weakness.
“I meet my clients where they are and foster an environment of genuine acceptance and unconditional positive regard.”