“Progress to me is defined by what the client is seeking, a reduction in symptoms, an increase in motivation, and accomplishment of personal goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always believed that, together as a community, we can strive and accomplish so many things. One of the reasons I became a therapist is because I feel I can be an asset to others, giving individual guidance in finding the path that is right for them. As a first-generation American, I hope to be an advocate for others and assist individuals in developing their voices.
What should someone know about working with you?
When completing an intake, my focus is exploring the underlying causes of what brought the individual to counseling and exploring areas in their lives that perpetuate their challenges. Progress to me is defined by what the client is seeking, a reduction in symptoms, an increase in motivation, and accomplishment of personal goals. I do assign homework that can assist the client in accomplishing their goals. I like working with clients who want to see change and are committed to their treatment.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a life learner and believe it is important to continue to evolve therapeutic practices to assist the client. I believe I can learn as much from my clients as they learn from me.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that one must always be aware of one's own biases and try to understand, explore, and empathize with the experiences of others.
“I like working with clients who want to see change and are committed to their treatment.”