“My main focuses in treatment are helping you become more self-aware and encouraging you to prioritize your self-care.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve been fortunate to work in various settings, including nonprofit agencies and medical centers. Through these experiences, I’ve been exposed to various populations and their needs, which has helped me develop an eclectic set of skills. When I made the decision to go into private practice, my experience allowed me to serve a diverse population. I’ve worked with many individuals who have co-occurring medical and mental health challenges, fertility issues, postpartum depression, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship issues. I’ve attended several trainings in health coaching and Brainspotting. Through these, I’ve learned the importance of treating the whole person (their body and mind) and how everything is interconnected.
What should someone know about working with you?
I will help you identify your goals and tailor your treatment to your specific needs. I view our relationship as a partnership and will request feedback to ensure that I am meeting these needs. I will encourage you to push yourself outside of your comfort zone while being respectful of where you are. I will explore your past and work with you toward a place of acceptance. My main focuses in treatment are helping you become more self-aware and encouraging you to prioritize your self-care. I believe that as we get to know ourselves, we gain a better understanding of our triggers, tendencies, and impulses. I will help you become more knowledgeable of these aspects and teach you healthier ways to think and act. I will also pull on your strengths, encourage you to abandon tendencies that no longer serve a purpose, and remind you that you are capable of overcoming your struggles. Together, we will maintain a therapeutic relationship that fosters honesty, support, and motivation.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
In therapy, what I value most is understanding your values and helping you use them to foster change and encourage personal growth. I believe our values are a driving force that influences our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. By exploring what matters most to you, we can gain a better understanding of your triggers and manage them more productively.
“I believe that as we get to know ourselves, we gain a better understanding of our triggers, tendencies, and impulses.”