“I place great emphasis on getting to know my clients, their stories (both struggles and triumphs), and ultimately the places they currently find themselves.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was always intrigued and fascinated with people’s behaviors growing up. I soon realized that the brain was the force in guiding one’s decision and ultimately their behavior. As such, I became a learner of psychology and psychopharmacology. I have worked with clients in many settings, including community centers, acute care, and long-term care. As a result, I have acquired and solidified skills that continue to make me more proficient in managing mental wellness challenges.
What should someone know about working with you?
My population focus is adults (18 and up). I place great emphasis on getting to know my clients, their stories (both struggles and triumphs), and ultimately the places they currently find themselves. I believe the past is never buried in the past; the past lives on in the here-and-now. Therefore, one’s past and present must merge in order for meaningful, long-lasting healing to occur. During the initial evaluation, I partner with clients to identify their chief issues. We decide on feasible goals, mapping out a plan tailored specifically to the client’s concerns. Progress is tracked along the way until the client’s goals are met.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I firmly believe in the notion of learning throughout one’s life. Consequently, my management of my clients’ concerns is infused with the latest evidence-based treatment findings. To achieve such, I engage in consistent learning through supervision with colleagues, by attending conferences and presentations, and by reading recently published journal articles, books, and case studies with respect to psychiatric topics as they relate to my clients’ concerns.
“My management of my clients’ concerns is infused with the latest evidence-based treatment findings.”