“My approach to current struggles involves taking an honest and in-depth look at how the past influences the present.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Over the course of my life, I have consistently found myself drawn toward understanding people and their relationships. I have always recognized that building and sustaining healthy relationships was a passion of mine. This awareness sparked my interest in working with people as a mental health professional. As I have gone through my schooling and training, I have developed an understanding of how past experiences and trauma affect an individual’s ability to cope in their daily life. I have pursued additional training in EMDR and sensorimotor psychotherapy, which allows me to view clients and their struggles through a developmental and empathetic lens. My approach to current struggles involves taking an honest and in-depth look at how the past influences the present. In my practice, I also use cognitive and behavioral approaches to guide clients toward more effective coping skills. I appreciate and value joining clients on their journey toward self-improvement.
What should someone know about working with you?
Finding the right therapist for you is crucial. It is important for you to feel connected to your therapist and supported in the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to work with you to understand your treatment needs and plan the therapy process together. I use an eclectic approach to therapy, combining my knowledge of various cognitive, emotional, and body-centered modalities to guide you toward the goals that you want to achieve. Therapy is a uniquely individual process and looks different for everyone. I encourage clients to share how they are feeling about the work that we are doing and follow their own awareness and inner wisdom as to when they have completed their treatment journey.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
The world of mental health is always evolving and changing. As a therapist, I believe that the learning never stops. I pursue ongoing group and individual supervision in each of the modalities that I have trained in. I also continue to take new trainings, join webinars, and read in order to further develop my expertise.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Trust, openness, and safety are critical elements of the therapeutic relationship and important values of mine. I work hard to help clients feel comfortable to share knowing they won’t be judged. I respect each person’s knowledge of their own life and right to determine what they need. By building a warm and empathetic connection, I help clients see their goals achieved and see themselves using their strengths to empower change.
“I use an eclectic approach to therapy, combining my knowledge of various cognitive, emotional, and body-centered modalities to guide you toward the goals that you want to achieve.”