“My approach is largely informed by my deep understanding of and appreciation for the mind, body, and soul integration.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Since childhood, I have been fascinated by the way humans think and behave. My interest in human behavior developed more during my undergraduate studies in sociology and it was at that time I realized my desire to become a therapist. Over the decade following my undergraduate degree, I continued my own journey of personal growth by delving deeper into mindfulness-based practices, which included yoga and meditation. These personal practices, combined with my clinical training, have resulted in the therapist I am today. My approach is largely informed by my deep understanding of and appreciation for the mind, body, and soul integration.
What should someone know about working with you?
While my approach is firmly set on evidence-based theory, the process is more organic than structured. While always remaining mindful of the original treatment goals, I also trust wholeheartedly in the therapeutic process and believe that what needs to be addressed first will present itself. Progress is rarely linear and never as quick as we would like it to be, but change is absolutely possible with honesty and consistency. I most enjoy working with clients who are committed to the process and embrace the concepts of mindfulness. My goal is not to tell you what is best for you but to guide you through your own journey of self-discovery and change.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
One of the aspects of being a therapist that I enjoy most is the process of continuing education. Continually expanding my knowledge base makes me both a more skilled clinician and a more aware and informed human. As a therapist whose approach is strongly informed by mindfulness approaches, most of my continuing education centers on this area. Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am always reading, watching, or listening to anything that has to do with human behavior. It is not only a requirement of my profession to continue learning, but it is also what I love to do.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe a therapist's style and approach are always informed by their own personal journey; we are human after all! I appreciate all of my past challenges, but I also acknowledge my privilege and I am always striving to increase my awareness.
“My goal is not to tell you what is best for you but to guide you through your own journey of self-discovery and change.”