“I would describe my style as gentle and warm while also firmly direct and honest.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As a kid, I always enjoyed being the person my friends would come to when they were having a tough time. I loved listening to people's stories and being a safe space where people could talk about their innermost thoughts and feelings without being judged or criticized. Because of these experiences, becoming a therapist was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made.
What should someone know about working with you?
I aim to offer an unbiased perspective and to be a mirror to reflect back to the client, exploring different themes and patterns I observe during our work together. I would describe my style as gentle and warm while also firmly direct and honest. My goal is to help clients develop a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them and to remain cognizant that progress is often nonlinear and neverending!
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
In order to remain updated on the ever-changing mental health landscape, I take trainings on DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and mindfulness to help give clients the skills and tools to manage their emotions and resolve conflicts in their interpersonal relationships while remaining as present and aware as they can throughout the process.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about the changes in accessibility of mental health services to people in all areas who did not have access prior to the expansion of teletherapy. I am thrilled to see clients from further distances and those I previously would have been unable to work with due to location constraints. It has been a relief to know that more people have the opportunity to seek the necessary mental health treatment that should be available to every single person. Maintaining mental health is just as important as maintaining one's physical health.
“My goal is to help clients develop a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them and to remain cognizant that progress is often nonlinear and neverending!”