“I am a warm, collaborative therapist who will seek to actively involve you in your therapy in order to assist you in moving toward your goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been drawn into authentic interactions with others and discovered an ability to accurately attune to the experiences of others early in life. I have found that others are able to feel safe and have a sense of trust in me that allows for deep sharing, often of difficult material. It has been my experience that I feel drawn to accompanying others on their individual journeys into healing. This, along with my commitment to social justice, made becoming a therapist a clear and natural choice for me. The specialized training I received in EMDR has deeply influenced my work and has allowed me to accompany many clients as they move from being immersed in trauma into a state of wellness and post-traumatic growth.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a warm, collaborative therapist who will seek to actively involve you in your therapy in order to assist you in moving toward your goals. Resilience and post-traumatic growth are typically important themes and areas for exploration in my practice.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I believe that continuing education both in the formal sense and also in terms of the continual development of self-awareness are crucial for therapists to deliver effective services, avoid burnout, and model good self-care. For me, this can take the shape of engaging in a training, attending a conference, participating in peer-supervision, engaging in my own therapy, or engaging in my spiritual/mindfulness practice. I see this work as truly essential to the provision of effective therapy.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am encouraged to see how certain information related to trauma (especially complex trauma) is making it into the mainstream. The more people understand the impact of complex trauma, the more people will be able to get effective assistance and move forward toward health and wellbeing.
“Resilience and post-traumatic growth are typically important themes and areas for exploration in my practice.”