“I view myself as someone who can relate to many adversities and this helps my clients feel comfortable opening up about their own struggles.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
For as long as I can remember, counseling has been my passion. I have always been so intrigued by people's behavior and wanted to know the reasons behind it. My compassion and empathy allow me to provide a safe and welcoming space for my clients. I have had the privilege of working with a diverse population. My work settings have been in home therapy, community-based, schools, and private practice. This has allowed me to observe many issues and learn how to integrate a treatment plan based on unique situations. I have worked for over 10 years in the field and specialize in counseling couples and families as well as individual therapy. My background includes being an expert witness for families going through court proceedings, supervising visitations for families, working with divorce and co-parenting issues, and helping individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues.
What should someone know about working with you?
When working with me, you will feel comfortable expressing yourself, as I use a person-centered approach. I will take you through the intake process by explaining and answering any questions or concerns. Progress will be determined by your counseling goals that you set. At times, I may ask you to complete worksheets or implement skills into your daily routines. This is to help you improve your mood, build upon your self-awareness and self-esteem, or reduce any anxiety you may be experiencing. Clients I have worked with are ones who are open and honest about where they are in life and come to counseling to overcome any challenges they are currently facing. They may be seeking individual counseling or be couples who are open to changing behaviors to improve their relationship.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I view myself as someone who can relate to many adversities and this helps my clients feel comfortable opening up about their own struggles. My personal and professional values are held high and I bring that to the counseling room. I respect and show compassion to my clients. I am a modern counselor who has an open mind and invites my clients to be themselves.
“I am a modern counselor who has an open mind and invites my clients to be themselves.”