“I am a strong advocate for vulnerable people.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My parents divorced when I was very young. My mother kept my father away from us. I learned as a young adult that my father had a mental illness. I began my career in hospital admissions. I went back to school to earn a master’s in social work while working and raising a family.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a strong advocate for vulnerable people. I am compassionate, caring, and spiritual and I believe in a higher power.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I obtain CEUs. I read literature to stay relevant in the mental health field. I am part of an online clinical community. I attend grand rounds at the hospital. I attend industry training.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I look at how patterns in our lives shape reality. I believe in people’s ability to improve maladaptive thinking and behavior in order to achieve their highest level of functioning.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
If there was anything good about the pandemic, it’s that it brought to the forefront the importance of mental health. As a result, access to mental health treatment is more available.
“I am compassionate, caring, and spiritual and I believe in a higher power.”