“I will help you build an internal toolbox that will allow you to process and cope more effectively with what life may be throwing your way.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Due to my mother’s employment as a receptionist at a youth outreach program when I was a child, I was able to spend my time at the program for years. While participating in what the organization provided, I also had the opportunity to develop valuable relationships with the social workers on staff. I experienced their compassion and dedication to helping youth and families. It inspired me to follow a path that fit my core value of helping others. Over the course of my career, I was granted opportunities to experience so many areas of social work, including working in foster care, outreach programs, domestic violence programs, chemical dependency programs, day treatment programs, and therapeutic centers. I am passionate about helping others find their paths to healing and growth and helping them achieve their life goals.
What should someone know about working with you?
My therapeutic process is eclectic; it is driven by you, the client. I will meet you where you are emotionally and mentally and we’ll explore where you want to be. Your treatment is unique to your needs and goals. Together, we will explore your current experiences and history and work toward your future. I provide resources and encourage assignments based on your needs. I will help you build an internal toolbox that will allow you to process and cope more effectively with what life may be throwing your way. I will help you build on your strengths and find the person you are aiming to be.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I enjoy developing my own skills that are necessary to assist others successfully. I participate in continuing education events and programs regularly. I have developed my education within several areas, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, strengths- based therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
“I will help you build on your strengths and find the person you are aiming to be.”