“Early on I knew that my "superpower" was in my ability to connect with others in a genuine, supportive manner.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I chose my line of work purposefully. Being a "shrink" isn't for everyone and not all of us are created equal. Early on I knew that my "superpower" was in my ability to connect with others in a genuine, supportive manner. It isn't easy to dive deep with a client into their innermost painful moments and hold their vulnerability until the next session. I'm certainly proud and honored to be able to lead my clients along their journey of insight and emotional growth.
What should someone know about working with you?
I tend to use elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, mind-body work, and accelerated resolution therapy, which uses rapid eye movements to process emotions and/or traumatic events. In therapy with me, you will feel a blend of support and encouragement mixed with a gentle nudge to focus on the harder issues you shy away from because they are uncomfortable.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I continue to grow my competencies not only at the intersection of healthcare/technology but also with my treatment approach. I was recently trained in accelerated resolution therapy, which uses eye movements to process trauma and other stuck points in a person’s life so they can begin to feel relief and move forward.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Hey! Thanks for joining me here as we navigate this online therapy adventure. You are here because you believe that healthcare is so much more than the 9-5 hustle and bustle at a busy clinic. People are different. The world is different. Technology can bridge the gap. So why eTherapy? If it ain't broke, don't fix it... some may say. Well, I look at our healthcare system and I see a lot of brokenness. Access to care is hard. Stigma is still a thing and I can name at least ten real barriers to going to treatment weekly. So, in my opinion, it was time to do therapy differently. Our communities need support. Suicide rates are skyrocketing, especially among our young. The world is stressed out. Who has time for weekly in-person therapy? If we don’t put our self-care first, then what are we going to be left with? I have been a pioneer in building one of the first online therapy GROUP practices in the nation! I started Synergy eTherapy from the ground up, with no other already-established online group practice to emulate. To be at the forefront of the intersection of mental healthcare and technology is exciting because we now truly can REACH ANYONE who needs and deserves clinical care! My practice is in 17 states and counting!
“In therapy with me, you will feel a blend of support and encouragement mixed with a gentle nudge to focus on the harder issues you shy away from because they are uncomfortable.”