“I utilize a person-centered therapeutic approach and I am comfortable addressing current events and topics other therapists may shy away from.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
This is my second career and I absolutely enjoy it. I was drawn to this career, because I want to help people who feel they need a therapist with shared values to them. I have worked in residential treatment settings, outpatient settings, and hospital clinics. As a military spouse, I am used to transitions and changes that come along with life. I have worked with adults, children, and families.
What should someone know about working with you?
I utilize a person-centered therapeutic approach and I am comfortable addressing current events and topics other therapists may shy away from. I want to ensure my clients have an opportunity to be heard and validated without ever feeling dismissed. There are times when you may feel overwhelmed with current events, and I provide a safe space to speak and process. My responsibility is to hold you accountable for your actions and walk with you while you do your work.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My upbringing has allowed me to be empathetic and open to everyone. My work diversity and the populations that I have served have given me the distinctive chance to learn and appreciate other cultures other than mine. I help people manage, process, and face stressful and overwhelming events and experiences.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited that more people are becoming open to therapy and that there are more therapists who look like me and can bring their open, unique ideas and cultural diversity to assist and help clients.
Have you ever felt like other therapists could not comprehend your lifestyle or dismissed it because it was different from yours?
If so, I am the therapist for you.
“I want to ensure my clients have an opportunity to be heard and validated without ever feeling dismissed.”