“I am a licensed clinical social worker with an engaging, warm, and holistic approach to therapy.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My desire to become a therapist was an evolution that took place over time. I was at first educated as a nurse and focused my career on working with people living with HIV in the beginning of the AIDS crisis. This exposed me to various populations that were dealing with high pressure issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, shame, grief, and loss. I found that working with others was my passion and I wanted to further my education by sharpening my skills in mental health counseling. I went back to graduate school and specialized in attachment-focused EMDR and brainspotting. I also became CASAC-certified, specializing in addictions.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a licensed clinical social worker with an engaging, warm, and holistic approach to therapy. Every human being is the expert on their own life and can benefit from the insight that therapy provides. Our work together will remove the noise and interference that can come from past trauma so you can become more in tune with the person you were meant to be. My clinical approach varies depending on the individual's needs and desires. Some clients may be living with long-term collective issues and require a more psychodynamic approach. Others may have a specific incident that they want resolved in short-term therapy. I work primarily from what's known as a relational and attachment-oriented perspective and work with the clients to pinpoint their goals in therapy. From there, we make a plan on how we will work together to accomplish those goals and help the client become the best person they can be.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have specialized training and am certified in evidence-based practices that can alleviate trauma, and I am also credentialed as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor. I can work with you to help find ways to manage these issues and secure better coping mechanisms. In addition to my private practice, I also enjoy providing supervision and working with other therapists at their sites. I teach evidence-based practices and provide supervision to other therapists while they are working toward their licensure.
“Our work together will remove the noise and interference that can come from past trauma so you can become more in tune with the person you were meant to be.”