“I believe strongly that everyone deserves joy in their life and support to get through the tough times.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have had life experiences throughout my life that helped shape who I am as a person and a therapist. I strongly believe that everyone is entitled to emotional wellness, care and support. It does not matter your race, religion, gender, sexuality or gender identity. Everyone’s emotional health is important and worth improving.
What should someone know about working with you?
I only offer telehealth sessions at this time. If you are interested in working with me please reach out via email. From there I will reach out to you to complete a brief consultation to get a sense of, the concerns that lead you to seek therapy, discuss days and times for therapy sessions to ensure your availability and mine are a match, and how you plan to pay for the cost of the sessions ( i.e. insurance info or cash pay). If we both agree to proceed there will be forms for you to review and complete electronically before the first session. During our first session we will split the time with you explaining in more detail the concerns that lead to you seeking therapy and I will ask some questions to get a better understanding of how these concerns are impacting your life. At the end of the first session we will decide together if and when to schedule the next session. If at any point you or I determine that I am not the best therapist for you I will be happy to make recommendations for other therapists for you.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe strongly that everyone deserves joy in their life and support to get through the tough times. I do believe that therapy is a very healthy way to get additional support during those tough times. The shift from surviving to thriving in life is a big one and requires support and learning new ways of navigating the world and relationships. My professional goal is to create a safe space for people of color, women and people who identify as LGBTQ so that they can take full advantage of the benefits of therapy.
What can I expect from this provider?
My counseling style is supportive, relatable, respectful, non judgemental and realistic. I support and encourage my clients to grow in all areas of their life, and I collaborate with my clients to set attainable goals specific to their life. My therapeutic approach takes into account the impacts of systemic oppression on an individual’s emotional wellness.
“My professional goal is to create a safe space for people of color, women and people who identify as LGBTQ so that they can take full advantage of the benefits of therapy.”