“My experiences provided me with a strong foundation helping to shape who I am as a person, and helped to lead me into the helping profession as a mental health therapist.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been “a helper.” Even as a child I spent much of my time with my aunt helping to take care of my younger cousins. I am grateful for being a part of a family with so much diversity in so many ways. My experiences provided me with a strong foundation helping to shape who I am as a person, and helped to lead me into the helping profession as a mental health therapist. My own journey to starting my family did not go as I had imagined, and I realized how isolating it can be and how few resources there can be to support women on their own fertility journey, during pregnancy and postpartum. Though I fully understand that everybody’s experience and journey is different, it only seemed natural that specializing in fertility challenges and working with women is what I am meant to do. My training, my own experiences, and my experience allow me to walk beside you on the path you are on.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe you are the expert of you. In my role, I am able to use my experience and expertise to meet you where you are and to use an individualized approach that will meet your individual needs. I always welcome feedback and want to know what’s working for you or if something doesn’t feel quite right. Not sure what you need or what works? That’s okay too. Therapy may be new to you and it’s okay to learn as you go. We will figure it out as we work together.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am always learning and growing, both as a person and as a therapist. I love reading books, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and taking trainings. Not only does continued learning help me to be the best therapist I can be, but it also helps keep me recharged and going! I am excited to be currently working on my certification as a perinatal mental health provider as the next step in my career.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I love telehealth! I love its ability to increase access to therapy for so many people and families. I am confident that we can effectively connect and make progress through telehealth.
“I believe you are the expert of you.”