“I choose to become a therapist because I believe the therapeutic relationship and process are truly magical.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I choose to become a therapist because I believe the therapeutic relationship and process are truly magical. I have struggled with my own anxiety since I was a teenager and I aim to cultivate a space that is safe and judgment-free. I have worked in several different settings, including group practices, agencies, and psychiatric emergency rooms. My work has helped me develop the skills needed to treat a wide range of symptoms while providing evidence-based care.
What should someone know about working with you?
Our work together will not only help you overcome any difficulties you may be facing but it will also help you understand patterns in order to develop tools that can be used in everyday life. While progress can look different for everyone, my hope is to guide you to your fullest, most authentic self. Working with me will be based on your needs and what is helpful for you. This may mean weekly homework assignments or skill-building exercises throughout our sessions together.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am enjoying the conversations that are actually happening regarding mental health. Even 10 years ago, mental health was deeply stigmatized. While we still have a long way to go, I am excited that there appears to be a more profound acceptance and understanding. I think the ultimate goal is to normalize therapy and view mental health as just as important as physical health.
“I have struggled with my own anxiety since I was a teenager and I aim to cultivate a space that is safe and judgment-free.”