“It is my desire to create a therapeutic environment that can be YOUR safe space to go on your journey!”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have wanted to be a psychologist since late adolescence when I had the opportunity to work with residents of an assisted living facility. It was through conversations with residents that I realized I had a passion for providing listening support and creating safe spaces for individuals to talk through life stories and concerns with me. For over a decade, I have worked with clients in a residential treatment program. I have offered individual, group, and family/couples therapy. I have also seen the benefits of virtual care and how it removes a barrier for clients who lead busy lives and/or feel that they can do more counseling work from the comforts of their homes.
What should someone know about working with you?
During the intake process, I send information that can be reviewed and signed by the potential client. If a client decides to work with me, I collaboratively work on tailoring a counseling plan that addresses their presenting concerns and goals for treatment. I am available for virtual counseling services to individuals and couples/families. I also provide the following weekly groups that can make a powerful impact on clients’ lives: Anger Management, Early Recovery/Relapse Prevention for Substance Misuse, Anxiety Management, Depression Management, and Spousal Bereavement.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am incredibly excited that telehealth is becoming more accepted within the counseling field. Virtual care is a preferred choice for many clients. It can remove a remarkable barrier to care, as individuals might find it too time-consuming to get to in-person appointments with their busy lives. For others, it might be initially scary to show up to a counseling practice for care but not too anxiety-provoking to sign on for sessions from the comforts of home. It also allows many competent therapists to provide hours of availability (early morning or night hours) that they would not have been able to offer otherwise.
What makes your practice a special one?
It is my desire to create a therapeutic environment that can be YOUR safe space to go on your journey! I will not judge you, and we will go at a pace that is comfortable for you. I am as interested in you building upon your strengths as I am in coming alongside you to address the presenting concerns. I believe that new understandings can lead to healthier experiences with the self and others!
“I am as interested in you building upon your strengths as I am in coming alongside you to address the presenting concerns.”