“I have found that being able to teach people simple skills has had a huge impact on their lives.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Growing up, I was always the friend who people came to for support and advice. I have always had a lot of empathy for others and carry that into my work. Since undergrad, I have felt a pull to become a therapist and help people work through the toughest parts of their lives. I come from a background of working in community mental health and that experience has shaped me to be ready for anything. I went to graduate school specifically to focus on cognitive behavioral therapy. I have been trained in two specialized treatments for PTSD, including cognitive processing therapy and cognitive restructuring. I have found that being able to teach people simple skills has had a huge impact on their lives.
What should someone know about working with you?
Anyone who is seeking therapy is already taking a big step toward changing their life. My goal is to teach everyone I work with the skills needed to become their own therapist. I believe that practicing outside of session is important in order to see improvement.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
It is very exciting that mental health has become a bigger conversation in our culture overall. This has taken away the stigma of seeking therapy and made it easier to find a therapist near you.
“My goal is to teach everyone I work with the skills needed to become their own therapist.”