“In working with me, clients can expect a nonjudgmental space to process their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, allowing them to become more open and adaptable to change.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I always desired a career where I could help empower others and one that I would feel passionate about. I found that therapy offered this opportunity. For me, therapy is not just a career but a privilege and an opportunity to connect with others to help them gain clarity into their feelings and behavior, ultimately creating the future that they want for themselves. I’ve worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a variety of clients and diagnoses. I have specialized training in addiction, CBT, and DBT and I studied for two years in a psychoanalytic institute, giving me the opportunity to approach each client with the best theoretical model for their needs.
What should someone know about working with you?
In working with me, clients can expect a nonjudgmental space to process their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, allowing them to become more open and adaptable to change. You can expect careful attention, open inquiry, and active listening. I help my clients address difficulties and barriers they are facing, set boundaries with others in order to maintain healthy relationships, and understand past behaviors in order to make changes necessary to meet goals and attain a desirable future.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a provider, I understand the importance of keeping up on the latest theoretical practices. I greatly enjoy attending frequent seminars and training to learn new skills and sharpen the ones that I have. I believe in order to best serve my clients, continuing education is crucial.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The therapeutic approach has been rapidly changing over the last year and telehealth has given clients access to engage in therapy in ways that were not available to them before. It has been exciting to work on this platform and see clients' positive responses to this form of therapy. The pandemic and telehealth have also brought much needed attention to mental health and the need to prioritize our own needs.
“You can expect careful attention, open inquiry, and active listening.”