“I tend to be very empathetic and solution-focused.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
While counseling was my first career, my first master's degree was in administration and leadership, and I pull from that knowledge often. I tend to be very empathetic and solution-focused. I have completed specialized training in trauma treatment and addiction counseling.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process is fairly straightforward. I'll gather some basic information about you, share some information about confidentiality, and answer any questions you may have, all while working in a telehealth environment. From there, my approach is two-fold. In the shorter term, I want to make sure you've got some skills and strategies to feel better fast. In the longer term, we will work on the deeper issues so that you can live a full life again. I tend to give assignments each week so that you can take action on your goals.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I believe there is always more to learn, no matter how much experience you have on a topic. I like to read and attend training on trauma and anxiety. I'm presently most focused on learning more about somatic experiences for trauma treatment.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I love the opportunity to provide counseling via telehealth, which I have been doing for years (long before the pandemic). I believe in the right to access care, which can be challenging for people in rural areas, those with tight schedules, and those with small children at home. I'll meet you where you are!
“I have completed specialized training in trauma treatment and addiction counseling.”