“Various personality tests also confirmed that I am "The Counselor" or "The Advocate", meaning I have a creative, humanistic, and intuitive mind.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My experience with psychotherapy began in 2006 when I was able to attend therapy at the age of 18. I was curious about what it entailed and found that exploring my past and reframing patterns of thinking was extremely beneficial to many areas of my life. I grew up with a significant amount of childhood trauma and knew intuitively there was work to be done, which therapy provided. After exploring music, nursing, and teaching in college, I found the field of clinical social work through encouragement from my own therapist. After beginning my undergraduate degree in social work, I knew without a doubt I made the right decision. Various personality tests also confirmed that I am "The Counselor" or "The Advocate", meaning I have a creative, humanistic, and intuitive mind. I approach clients with unwavering curiosity and compassion. With my personal experiences and professional training, I find meaning in life that encourages my clients.
What should someone know about working with you?
I always offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to address any questions or concerns before scheduling our first session. I have two forms all clients sign (Consent for Treatment and Release of Information). The latter allows for someone else to be involved with the treatment process and/or act as an emergency contact.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I value compassion, honesty, and dependability. Through my personal and professional experiences, the meaning I find in my own life inspires the work I do with my clients. I take a nonjudgmental and supportive approach. Each client is unique and therefore will have an individualized treatment plan with collaborative goals.
“I approach clients with unwavering curiosity and compassion.”