“I'm a guide that will help you explore yourself, realize your resources, learn new skills, and ultimately progress toward your goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
The path that led me to becoming a therapist was a natural one. My personality is well-suited to this profession, as I'm an ISFJ-type. Basically, that means I am a nurturer, an empath, and a caregiver, all while being practical. I leaned into social services and helping professions even as a young adult. I have practiced therapy in the US, Gibraltar, Myanmar, and Malta. Immersing myself in different cultures has absolutely helped me have an open mind and see things from the perspectives of others.
What should someone know about working with you?
I'm a guide that will help you explore yourself, realize your resources, learn new skills, and ultimately progress toward your goals. I have a general structure for each session and typically provide some reinforcing homework, but I'm also flexible depending on your therapeutic needs.
I work Monday - Friday 6:30am - 12:00pm EST.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
What's that saying? Oh yes: “Two heads are better than one." Not only do I think this applies to the process of therapy, but it always applies to my own therapeutic education. My favorite way to further my education is through consultation and supervision with my colleagues! I love to learn about the methods or techniques working for other counselors. I like to incorporate their advice and add it onto my own skill set. Of course, this is in addition to continuing education and research. I just love the social interaction and firsthand experience that personal conversations with other professionals allow.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I try to be the type of therapist who I would want to see, and I would want to see a therapist who is genuine, honest, and helpful. I would want my therapist to be friendly, down-to-earth, and understanding. Luckily, this just so happens to be my personality! I do my best to show my clients that I believe in them 100% and that together, we can create change. I don't pretend that I have all the answers (in fact, the client usually has those!); I am a guide to help you uncover your own solutions.
“I have a general structure for each session and typically provide some reinforcing homework, but I'm also flexible depending on your therapeutic needs.”