“While helping to reunite families, I found my true calling and made the move to obtain my master’s in clinical social work.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I began my journey to becoming a therapist by volunteering as a guardian ad litem (GAL), which taught me how much I wanted to give back to people in the community. While helping to reunite families, I found my true calling and made the move to obtain my master’s in clinical social work.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process involves a biopsychosocial assessment to be completed with the client, which will help me identify the client's strengths as well as create a treatment plan with their goals in mind. I like working with a diverse group of different clients, from individuals struggling with depression to couples and families looking to strengthen relationships.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I take continuing education courses and review evidence-based practices that I can utilize with my clients to achieve their desired goals.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm excited about telehealth for the fact that it allows easier access for clients, allowing them to be seen by their clinicians throughout all times of the day and without the struggle of leaving their homes or interfering with their busy lives.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I'm always reading and learning how to master the clinical skills that I have already learned throughout my courses and practice. However, I also educate myself on new interventions as they become more mainstream with evidence-based research to justify results.
What is your ultimate life goal?
My ultimate goal is to achieve and maintain peace of mind in order to live and maintain a stress-free environment.
“I like working with a diverse group of different clients, from individuals struggling with depression to couples and families looking to strengthen relationships.”