“To reach goals as efficiently as possible, we need to clearly identify the problem, identify the unchangeable elements of the situation, and make adjustments to unhealthy perspectives.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was 12-years-old when I first realized that I was struggling with anxiety and depression. As years went on, things just became more difficult. Plagued with inaction, I would wake up with the same problems day after day. I felt nervous, tired, and alone. At a young age, I began looking for answers. After completing my master’s and becoming a licensed clinical mental health counselor, I went on to complete a fellowship at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. There I was trained in rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) by some of the world's most renowned therapists. This form of cognitive therapy helped me identify the unchangeable aspects of life. With this knowledge, I began to rebuild my habits, relationships, and ultimately my life. This improvement did not happen overnight, but I knew that hard work pays off. Since then, I have had the opportunity to help countless people transform their lives, and it would be an honor to help you do the same.
What should someone know about working with you?
I provide clients with short-term therapy that produces long-term results. To reach goals as efficiently as possible, we need to clearly identify the problem, identify the unchangeable elements of the situation, and make adjustments to unhealthy perspectives. This will provide a strong foundation for improving the way you think, feel, and behave. In turn, you will be afforded the opportunity to have healthier relationships and overcome challenges in all areas of your life.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
In my time as a therapist, I have learned that people have an incredible capacity to heal. However, change does not come easily; improvements come from within you through hard work and dedication. As your therapist, I will help you harness your inner strength so you can become the hero of your story. No matter what challenges you face, always remember that hard work pays off.
“This will provide a strong foundation for improving the way you think, feel, and behave.”