“When our work together begins, we will spend some time getting to know each other and building a trusting therapeutic relationship.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Becoming a therapist was a dream I've had since I was in middle school. I majored in psychology in college and then went to graduate school for social work. During my time at social work school, I followed a clinical path knowing that my passion was helping individuals work through life stressors in a therapeutic way. I am passionate, compassionate, and empathetic, and I bring this into my sessions. I have worked in schools and mental health clinics, which shaped the clinical skills that I bring into my private practice today. I am trained in CBT, motivational interviewing, and psychoanalysis. I bring aspects of all interventions into my practice and tailor them to each client's needs.
What should someone know about working with you?
When our work together begins, we will spend some time getting to know each other and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. We will discuss some of your goals and the outcomes you'd like to see during our time together. I will tailor therapeutic approaches based on your goals and we will develop skills and tools for you to use outside of our sessions.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a mental health clinician, I continuously engage in learning opportunities in order to evolve and sharpen my skills and knowledge. I engage in workshops for evidence-based practice interventions in order to provide the best care for my clients and bring new tools and skills into sessions. As a therapist, the learning never stops; I learn not only from professionals but from my clients as well.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Empathy and compassion drive me as a therapist; I bring these elements into our sessions and create a safe space for you to feel heard, understood, and accepted. I will empower you to dive deep into yourself and gain a deeper understanding of your thoughts and behaviors in order to make the effective changes needed to reach your goals.
“Empathy and compassion drive me as a therapist; I bring these elements into our sessions and create a safe space for you to feel heard, understood, and accepted.”