“I focus on the individual on a personal level and recognize how difficult it can be to confront feelings and make changes.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My interest in mental health began when I developed a genuine curiosity about human behavior and why we make the choices that we do. I come from a large and supportive family and recognized early on how important it is to find supportive people who care about your wellbeing.
What should someone know about working with you?
Beginning therapy involves developing a new relationship. I focus on the individual on a personal level and recognize how difficult it can be to confront feelings and make changes. Together, we will identify what goals are important to you and what areas of your life you want to focus on.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I believe in working from a collaborative and systemic approach to assist my clients with developing healthier relationships. I have worked closely with schools, family members, and other mental health providers to help support my clients in all aspects of their lives.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Everyone deserves an opportunity to be heard and accepted for who they are. I have worked with people of all backgrounds and tailor my treatment style to the needs of my client on a case-by-case basis.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Telehealth is a convenient and effective way to access therapy sessions when you aren't able to get to an office. Busy schedules mean less time to dedicate to driving and waiting for an appointment. Technology has given therapists a wonderful way to provide clients with electronic resources and ways to track progress in treatment.
“Together, we will identify what goals are important to you and what areas of your life you want to focus on.”