“I have specialized in working with adults and adolescents suffering from addiction, anxiety, depression, and stress throughout my career as a master's level clinician and a licensed mental health counselor.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I originally went to college as a business major but after taking my first psychology course as an elective, I quickly realized that psychology was my passion. My parents were adamant that I continue with my business degree as originally planned, but I took it upon myself to change majors without them knowing in order to do what I felt was right for me and my future. After completing my bachelor's degree in psychology, I attended graduate school in order to obtain my master's degree in mental health counseling. I received my licensure in the state of Massachusetts in December of 2020. I have specialized in working with adults and adolescents suffering from addiction, anxiety, depression, and stress throughout my career as a master's level clinician and a licensed mental health counselor. Being able to make a difference and help people every single day has been one of my greatest passions.
What should someone know about working with you?
During my intake process, I will start by asking you many different questions regarding your childhood, family dynamics, substance use, past trauma, medications, and past hospitalizations in order to gain a better understanding of you and your life. Afterwards, I will ask you to share information about you or your life that you feel is relevant for me to know and discuss your goals for therapy. I like to establish clear goals with my clients in the first few sessions in order to track progress throughout the therapeutic relationship. I feel that I work best with young adults, ages 18-25, who are suffering from addiction, anxiety, depression, or just everyday stressors.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about the utilization of telehealth that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. I think that telehealth is incredibly beneficial because it allows clients to obtain mental health services without having to leave the comforts of their own homes. I think that more people are seeking mental health services than ever before due to not having to worry about driving to appointments after a long day of work or not having services available close to their homes. I believe that telehealth is a beneficial and convenient way for people to get the services that they need.
“Being able to make a difference and help people every single day has been one of my greatest passions.”