“I am very open-minded and caring, and I look at all facets of the situation so I can be empathetic in my responses.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist started when I was in high school. I realized that I always wanted to venture out and help others. In college, I pursued my path by studying social work and fell more in love with the field. I am very open-minded and caring, and I look at all facets of the situation so I can be empathetic in my responses. I have done preventative work, worked as a dean of students, and worked in intensive in-home therapy, which has allowed me to really understand children and families. I am also a registered children’s yoga teacher, which further helps me work with children and families who have experienced trauma. All of this has shaped me into a compassionate therapist who allows you to gain understanding and partners with you on your transformation journey.
What should someone know about working with you?
Transformative work starts with a strong collaboration where we can process the presenting problem together to gain a better understanding. This will allow me to provide insight for what our collaborative approach will be. My initial session is set aside to really lay the foundation of our work. I enjoy working with children, families, and adolescents as well as adults. I will support, guide, mentor, and coach you in functioning successfully. I assist and provide psychoeducation to address specific issues that disrupt or jeopardize successful outcomes. I will listen without judgment. Individual wellness leads to community wellness and I love to help heal minds and souls, inspiring growth and building resilience. Therapy helps! The first step is to acknowledge that there is a need for change and that emotional pain is impacting your life.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I consider myself a forever learner and am currently pursuing further certifications in mindfulness and breathwork. I also participate in training on children and youth in the school system and take courses on strategies that benefit not just the individual but the community. Much of my work is focused on restorative justice practices both inside and outside of the classroom. I also take this work into the communities. I collaborate with other providers so that I can ensure that we do not ignore things that are directly impacting our communities, which strengthens communities in turn.
“Individual wellness leads to community wellness and I love to help heal minds and souls, inspiring growth and building resilience.”