“I am caring and supportive but also try to regularly incorporate evidence-based therapies (such as CBT) into our work.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Since childhood, I have believed in the human capacity for positive change. For this reason, I studied clinical and counseling psychology as an undergraduate at Moravian College. In 2011, I obtained my Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am caring and supportive but also try to regularly incorporate evidence-based therapies (such as CBT) into our work. I value the goals of my clients and these will be the focus of our time together. Homework assignments may be used to solidify skills learned in session when the client agrees.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
There are many exciting changes in the mental health field, especially since I completed my degree in 2011. I love to attend seminars and lectures on therapy-related topics, read new books, and listen to therapy-related podcasts (for education and enjoyment).
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The introduction of teletherapy has been a very exciting addition to the mental health field, as people in rural areas, without transportation, with child or elder care issues, or with otherwise busy schedules can now work with a counselor more easily. The understanding of the human brain and how it impacts mental health is also evolving, and these developments have the potential to improve the quality of life for many people.
“I value the goals of my clients and these will be the focus of our time together.”