“I want my clients to know that they can rely on me for any of their emotional needs, and I am willing to invest in as much time as it takes for them to trust me.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
When I was younger, I struggled with emotional stressors that seemed to overpower my everyday life. I sought the help I needed to overcome those emotional stressors by going to therapy, just as I’m sure most of you are choosing to do right now by coming to this platform. My experience within therapy paved the way for the work I do as a therapist. I remember how safe my therapist made me feel and how open she was within our sessions. I remember the feeling of finally beginning to heal and overcome the emotional stressors I brought into therapy. This experience has always stood as a reminder of what I want my clients to experience when they work with me.
What should someone know about working with you?
I want my clients to know that they can rely on me for any of their emotional needs, and I am willing to invest in as much time as it takes for them to trust me. I cannot expect my clients to share their personal thoughts, emotions, or feelings with me if trust isn’t established between us both. I want my clients to always know that upholding their trust is of the utmost importance to me.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Throughout my career as a mental health professional, I’ve come to find, time and time again, that we are all capable of resiliency no matter who we are. We each have the capability to heal and grow from the difficult experiences in life that have tested us. I’ve had the honor of working with many different individuals from all walks of life, of all different backgrounds, and of all different ages. I’ve been able to see clients grow and prosper throughout our time in therapy. Whether it was a young child who just lost a family member, a teen struggling with their body image, a young adult dealing with the stress of college, an adult struggling with their sexual or gender identity, or a senior dealing with significant trauma in their past, one thing I’ve come to learn is that individuals are still able to overcome their difficulties with the hope that healing is possible.
“I cannot expect my clients to share their personal thoughts, emotions, or feelings with me if trust isn’t established between us both.”