“I have extensive training in eating disorders, bipolar disorder, adolescent development, memory care, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and all issues pertaining to women.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
From an early age, I was exposed to mental health issues within my family. Throughout my life, I often found myself caring for the vulnerable and disadvantaged. Even before graduate school, I would sit and listen to those going through tough times. This motivated me to delve into psychology and neurology and led me to graduate school to become a licensed clinical psychologist. I have extensive training in eating disorders, bipolar disorder, adolescent development, memory care, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and all issues pertaining to women. I have seen clients ranging from 10 years old to 95 years old and from active duty military and veterans to those in nursing homes. My training and experience have contributed to my ability to provide comprehensive therapeutic care for my clients.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am an empathetic and interactive therapist who encourages personal growth and responsibility through gentle guidance. During our first visits, I will take a comprehensive history that includes transgenerational dynamics. It is important to me that I listen intently while asking questions to help uncover the root cause of issues.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am elated that the mental health stigma is diminishing; this has led to a new awareness and acceptance within our society in regards to therapy. More people are coming forward looking for help rather than suffering in silence. We are conducting more research on the neurological system as well as how the whole body can influence our mental stability. I have enjoyed reading and learning about the gut-brain connection and integrating aspects of holistic principles into therapy as an added benefit to my clients. I believe the increase in people seeking help will amplify the need for newer techniques. This will ultimately enable doctors to have more tools to help improve clients' lives.
“I am an empathetic and interactive therapist who encourages personal growth and responsibility
through gentle guidance.”