“I believe in holistic practice and focusing on each individual as a whole.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always wanted to help others navigate challenges and feel more fulfilled in their daily lives. I left a career in pharmacy when I found that the most rewarding part of my day was talking to my clients about the struggles they endured and helping them work through them. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and strive to create a therapeutic experience that is safe and supportive for my clients. I believe in holistic practice and focusing on each individual as a whole. I specialize in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and animal-assisted therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
I enjoy working with people who are motivated to make changes in their lives in order to feel happier and more fulfilled. I especially want to help others navigate the effects of past trauma and help them journey down a path to healing. I typically assign homework or intentional lifework to help develop and work through the therapeutic process.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that everyone has unique life experiences and responses to those experiences that shape our existence and how we interact with others. I think that no two stories are the same and we learn by working to understand how those experiences have shaped us. I believe life is about relationships, whether it’s the relationship with ourselves, others, the universe, a higher power, or something else. I work to help people understand their feelings to find peace and fulfillment. I come from a place of lived experience that helps drive my empathy and compassion for others who may have similar feelings or experiences. I also work to understand how their experiences may be different from mine and how that shapes their reality. I feel that we are all constantly learning so we all have the ability for growth and change.
“I specialize in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and animal-assisted therapy.”