“My goal is to provide each client with the insights and tools to help them achieve a more fulfilling life as well as a greater sense of self.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I grew up in a household where having the space to speak your mind and express your emotions was valued and encouraged. However, throughout my own adversities in life, there have been moments where I felt I had lost my inner voice. Over the years, therapy has helped me rediscover that voice and find my true self, and I’ve learned that being able to advocate for my own needs and being able to ask for help is empowering. I decided to become a therapist with the hopes of fostering a similar process with my clients and help highlight their strengths, promote personal growth, and help them overcome the challenges in their lives that are stopping them from being the best versions of themselves.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am dedicated to providing my clients with an environment that is safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive, and my goal is to establish a therapeutic relationship with my clients that is built on acceptance, respect, and trust. I work from an empathetic approach to allow my clients to speak their own narratives and explore what changes they would like to make in their own lives. In our initial session, my intention is to learn about what prompted the client to seek therapy, as it is important for me to learn about the experiences and environments that have been impacting their lives. I believe in working with clients collaboratively to help them develop an understanding of their challenges, identify strategies that promote positive changes, and improve their overall functioning and wellbeing. My goal is to provide each client with the insights and tools to help them achieve a more fulfilling life as well as a greater sense of self.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe it is important to see each person individually for who they are, instead of in terms of what has happened to them, and recognize what is going on around them and how it may be impacting their life. Core values that I embrace include empathy, compassion, open-mindedness, respect, dependability, and positivity. I believe that therapy is a journey that can be explorative and empowering. I entered this field to help people recognize their strengths and utilize these strengths toward growth and change.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The awareness, inclusivity, and accessibility in the mental health landscape have been particularly exciting for me. I’m also excited by society’s growing understanding of how important mental health is. By slowly eliminating the stigma toward mental health, it allows us to normalize these struggles and navigate through them.
“I entered this field to help people recognize their strengths and utilize these strengths toward growth and change.”