“I am naturally compassionate and attentive to others and through my experience, I fill in the pieces for my clients.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was drawn to the field of psychotherapy at an early age, as I saw the benefits of helping others. I am naturally compassionate and attentive to others and through my experience, I fill in the pieces for my clients. Often, individuals think they are alone in feeling the way they do. I value the connection of all humans and especially the client/therapist connection.
What should someone know about working with you?
After scheduling our session, you will receive an email to your portal account where you can complete basic intake paperwork. In our first session, we will work together to derive what brings you to therapy, your history, and your support while exploring desired outcomes. I offer guidance with between-session tasks if desired. I enjoy working with an array of people and personalities, helping them discover that often the narrative in our minds is what is challenging us the most.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I would like to enhance my understanding of attachment theory, specifically the use of the adult attachment interview. I participate in practice management informationals as well as further education on ACT. I have a CASAC and participate in addiction-focused CEUs.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I have a strong connection to my ethics, professionally, personally, and globally. Cultural sensitivity shows in my practice by acknowledging differences in cultures but also the difference within those cultures. I have a desire to widen my understanding of cultures without feeling as though individuals from those cultures need to teach me, since it is my responsibility to learn.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about the connection between positive psychology and mindfulness (in particular, ACT’s incorporation with CBT and mindfulness). I also feel that IFS pulls in the psychodynamic aspects. I am excited about the third wave in psychotherapy approaches as well.
“I value the connection of all humans and especially the client/therapist connection.”