“Understanding your core values, needs, wants, and goals will help bring out the best version of YOU!”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I always had a dream of becoming a humanitarian and working for the United Nations. I soon realized there were many hierarchical issues and complications that come with meeting goals at the UN. My family and friends mentioned I should become a therapist due to my natural warm, empathetic, and caring personality. I always had a passion for helping others and making a positive change in their lives. I am content with knowing that I took the right step in completing my master’s in clinical mental health counseling. Learning different therapeutic approaches allowed me to have better insight and awareness of how significant thought patterns, experiences, and trauma influence emotions, behavior, and actions toward ourselves, others, and the world around us. Challenging our negative beliefs and unhealthy thought patterns will help us live fulfilling lives.
What should someone know about working with you?
Therapy is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself but it can feel nerve wracking. I want to make therapy comfortable and relaxing for everyone from the beginning. I want to achieve a strong therapeutic relationship by getting to know more about you in our first session. It is my goal to provide a safe space in which you feel comfortable to speak about your concerns, issues, and goals. Understanding your core values, needs, wants, and goals will help bring out the best version of YOU! The goal for each client may be different but I hope that clients increase their overall self-awareness and implement healthy coping skills in their daily lifestyle.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
The mental health field is always evolving and changing. Telehealth has become more in demand as it is more accessible to seek therapy from anywhere. In order to learn more about the rules and regulations, I stay up-to-date by staying in touch with other providers from various settings who have valuable information about events, books, and courses related to the mental health field. I am also part of many groups and associations that provide me with valuable resources that I can utilize in my practice.
“The goal for each client may be different but I hope that clients increase their overall self-awareness and implement healthy coping skills in their daily lifestyle.”