“Therapy gives you the chance to explore what is going on in your head and gives you the time and space to say it out loud and work through it.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
At a young age, I was always very attuned with how others were feeling and enjoyed listening to their internal thought process. I was always someone who was so curious to hear about people and how they were dealing with life challenges and changes. I always felt motivated to be there to support and encourage people while letting them vent. While in college, I learned that social work is a unique field that involves all parts of an individual’s life, impacts who we are, and influences the decisions we make and how we react.
What should someone know about working with you?
We will work together to outline what the sessions look like. Therapy can sometimes be situation-focused and short-term or a process to continue to self-explore. Therapy gives you the chance to explore what is going on in your head and gives you the time and space to say it out loud and work through it. Therapy lets you carve out time for yourself and your own self-growth, which allows you to really learn about yourself. I like to pull upon different approaches, including person-centered, CBT, mindfulness, and an empowerment approach.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Being open-minded, warm, and flexible has impacted my approach to working with clients in therapy. I think each person brings something different and we all have our own complexities that make our situation unique. Understanding a problem’s impact on you, no matter how small or big it seems, determines what we work on. Bringing a personal approach to therapy keeps the environment inviting and collaborative.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The conversations, convenience, and personalization of therapy are changing! Conversations around therapy now come up day-to-day. I think people are talking about how much therapy really helps them slow down, identify their thoughts and emotions in the moment, and impacts their life. I see therapy platforms that are making therapy much more approachable, personal, and modern.
“Therapy lets you carve out time for yourself and your own self-growth, which allows you to really learn about yourself.”