“I believe in meeting the client where they are and place an emphasis on self-determination.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work with people; I wanted to have a meaningful career that impacts others’ lives. Being able to help by providing support and empathy for someone is a beautiful thing. After seeking therapy for myself as a teenager and seeing what it was able to provide for me, I knew this was what I wanted to do. I decided to move forward in a career as a therapist by attending school for social work. After graduating, I worked in various settings including healthcare and outpatient therapy. Through this experience and after countless hours of supervision, I became a licensed clinical social worker. I am now honored and proud to be able to provide therapy for those who need it.
What should someone know about working with you?
As a therapist, I provide a safe, warm, and comfortable environment for us to work together. I believe in meeting the client where they are and place an emphasis on self-determination. By doing so, I look at exploring what is going on around you and how this may be impacting your life. At the initial intake, I collect information to better understand you and what’s going on in your life. I learn about each individual’s goals and develop a personalized treatment plan. Progress in therapy is tailored to each individual by taking an integrative approach to help you achieve your goals.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core values absolutely shape my approach to therapy! I believe in a nonjudgmental, empathetic approach. I think it is important to see each person individually for who they are and recognize what is going on around them and how it may be impacting their life. I provide a culturally-sensitive, safe environment. Core values that I embrace include compassion, dependability, kindness, open-mindedness, respect, and positivity.
“Core values that I embrace include compassion, dependability, kindness, open-mindedness, respect, and positivity.”