“My job is to provide you with a safe, judgement-free space in which we can begin to examine the issues and concerns that brought you to therapy.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
The field of social work felt like a natural fit for me and the career path that was most in line with my character. I was the person friends could confide in, I enjoyed volunteering my time to help others, and I have always been drawn to deeper, more growth-oriented relationships. After completing my master's degree, I gained valuable experience working in agency settings with different populations. Once I embarked on my own therapy journey with a psychoanalytically- oriented clinician, I realized I wanted to focus on providing psychotherapy in a private practice setting. My own experience in therapy was so empowering and transformative in many ways and I wanted to be able to bring that same experience to my clients. I went on to pursue advanced postgraduate training in psychoanalytic therapy and find it rewarding when I can be a part of my clients' journeys to their own self-discovery and growth.
What should someone know about working with you?
I view the work in therapy as a collaborative process; you have taken a big step walking into my office (or clicking into my virtual office). My job is to provide you with a safe, judgement-free space in which we can begin to examine the issues and concerns that brought you to therapy. Together, we will explore what makes you who you are and the patterns, thoughts, and behaviors that may be preventing you from living the life you want to be living. Over the course of treatment, I will encourage the development of self-compassion and curiosity, support you in setting boundaries, and help you discover and harness the strengths and resources within yourself. You will set goals for yourself and we will work toward achieving those goals at a pace that feels comfortable to you.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about how successful and seamless the transition to teletherapy has been for my clients. At a time when people need therapy more than ever, remote sessions have been able to fill the gap and provide clients with an experience comparable to that of in-person sessions. I have found that I am still able to build strong therapeutic alliances with new and existing clients and that the quality of the work we are doing remains the same. Teletherapy has eliminated many of the barriers to mental health care and has opened the door for people to experience the benefits of therapy from the comfort of their own home.
“Over the course of treatment, I will encourage the development of self-compassion and curiosity, support you in setting boundaries, and help you discover and harness the strengths and resources within yourself.”