“Working in one of the poorest congressional districts in the United States prompted a desire to further my reach and pursue mental health counseling.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I've worked in human services my entire career. Working in one of the poorest congressional districts in the United States prompted a desire to further my reach and pursue mental health counseling. Helping others has always come easy; my caring and empowering nature make me well-suited to be a therapist and a partner in your mental health and wellbeing. I have worked with children, addiction, and in traditional general mental health settings. Everyone deserves a safe space to work through life's difficult moments.
What should someone know about working with you?
You can expect to complete an intake during your first session. Progress is determined through ongoing and collaborative work by the client and therapist. Progress looks and feels different for everyone and will continue to be explored during sessions as needed. Homework is assigned based on client needs, readiness, and willingness to complete. I enjoy working with clients on all levels of the therapeutic process.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
The field of mental health is constantly evolving. As a result, I engage in regular continuing education courses and training to ensure that I increase my knowledge in order to meet the needs of my clients.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about the increasing use of telehealth services. The increased access and convenience benefit those who have travel difficulties and/or limited time for in-person care. Wider access promotes healthier communities.
“Helping others has always come easy; my caring and empowering nature make me well-suited to be a therapist and a partner in your mental health and wellbeing.”