“My perspective is driven by nonjudgmental curiosity and the desire for unbiased understanding of others’ experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and journeys.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I began my journey in undergrad at Northeastern University, majoring in sociology and minoring in psychology. My passion for social justice and the helping professions collided in undergraduate school and translated into working with marginalized populations in the years following graduation. During my work in the community, my passion to create a sense of safety and acceptance continued to grow and eventually led to my pursuit of a master’s in science from Salem State University. As a teen with relational and mental health challenges, I was desperate for a safe space to express myself and seek support. This lit my passion for therapy and initiated my journey into the helping professions. My perspective is driven by nonjudgmental curiosity and the desire for unbiased understanding of others’ experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and journeys.
What should someone know about working with you?
My primary focus and goal is to build a strong therapeutic alliance and trusting relationship with my clients. Research indicates that the alliance between therapist and client is the best indicator of success. Initially, I will schedule a phone consultation to discuss your unique needs and what you hope to gain from our sessions. When you enter my virtual office, my goal is to create a space for you to feel comfortable in expressing yourself and gain a sense of emotional safety. I utilize a person-centered approach, which means you are in the driver’s seat and I am here to offer unconditional support while providing insight-based exploration to process experiences and emotions. Together, we will explore themes, relationships, values, and goals to best meet your identified needs. I utilize integrative techniques in talk therapy, including solution-focused, narrative, mindfulness-based, and acceptance and commitment techniques.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that every individual’s perspective and values are unique, valid, and important. I have always felt a strong desire to understand others’ experiences through their unique lens while exploring how experiences have impacted their patterns, thoughts, emotions, and relationships. I feel that everyone deserves a safe space to express themselves, seek support, and get validation while being their own agent of change. My core values center on safety in relationships, insight, unconditional positive regard, and the power of unique experiences, which all drive my person-centered approach to therapy.
“I utilize a person-centered approach, which means you are in the driver’s seat and I am here to offer unconditional support while providing insight-based exploration to process experiences and emotions.”