“At my core, I believe in empathy, compassion, and trying to understand myself and my fellow humans.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been interested in ways of moving through the world and the common human experience. I have spent my entire career in social services and have been able to work in a wide variety of settings. At my core, I believe in empathy, compassion, and trying to understand myself and my fellow humans.
What should someone know about working with you?
I will do my best to check in with you frequently about how the therapeutic relationship and experience is working for you. I believe in collaboration and active listening as crucial pieces of the therapeutic process. I truly view it as an honor to practice therapy and know that it is not easy to trust another human with your story.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am interested in taking advantage of training opportunities available to me. I recently completed basic EMDR training and look forward to incorporating it into my practice. I hope to take more advanced trainings in EMDR, as well as DBT, in the future.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Telehealth has been a new challenge. While I love face-to-face sessions and hope to do more of that going forward, I am excited about telehealth as a way to help more people. I grew up in rural America and am excited about telehealth affording a way of making appointments without having to drive long distances. I am a parent of young children and know firsthand how telehealth has made the balance of parenting and self-care easier.
“I believe in collaboration and active listening as crucial pieces of the therapeutic process.”