“I have enjoyed helping all of my clients find solutions and encouraging them to see life through a different lens where there is hope.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was drawn to the field of social work out of a desire to help children and families in need. Over the course of my career, I have had opportunities to work with at-risk youth, families in crisis, parents struggling, young professionals finding their way, adolescents in transition, women and mothers who have lost their sense of self, and individuals dealing with medical complexities. I have enjoyed helping all of my clients find solutions and encouraging them to see life through a different lens where there is hope.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that a key to success in counseling is finding a therapist you can connect with. When you first reach out, I like to make sure that you are comfortable talking to me so that we can focus on your progress. Making the commitment to seek counseling and take care of yourself can be a hard one, but I am here to help you through. Oftentimes, the reason you seek counseling is not the only reason you can benefit from counseling. I am here to help you make the investment in improving your life.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I believe that we should never stop learning. My goal is to continue to educate myself on strategies to help my clients lead better lives. I focus a great deal on mindfulness, self-care, and effective life management strategies with my clients and these are areas where I am always looking to learn.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe in positivity and finding solutions. In my work with clients, I am always looking for an alternate perspective. Sometimes, approaching a problem from a different mindset can make the outlook change.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The increased availability of telehealth has changed the face of seeking help and has opened up opportunities that did not exist before. Through virtual sessions, I can easily meet with a mom after she puts her kids to bed while in the comfort of her home. I can have a lunchtime session with a busy lawyer from their car. The drive time and office visits have been eliminated and the barriers to accessing good mental health services have been reduced. The growth of telehealth has allowed so many people to easily seek help in a setting that fits their lives.
“I focus a great deal on mindfulness, self-care, and effective life management strategies with my clients and these are areas where I am always looking to learn.”