“I am the product of a family that has struggled with addiction through many generations.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I worked in the field of substance abuse counseling before shifting my focus to include trauma-centered therapy and working with clients struggling with maladaptive behaviors.
What should someone know about working with you?
I'm empathic and patient. I sometimes assign homework and utilize worksheets. I enjoy working with young adults, parents, and new moms.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Areas I enjoy studying and learning more about include trauma, food addiction, grief, women's health, and life transitions.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I am the product of a family that has struggled with addiction through many generations. We found strength and healing through family therapy and breaking the cycle of addiction and trauma.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm excited about the telehealth movement. It reduces so many of the barriers to therapy, like transportation, child care, time constraints, and anxiety.
“We found strength and healing through family therapy and breaking the cycle of addiction and trauma.”