“You know yourself better than anyone else; my role is to help you guide your own treatment and find the right path for you.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Creating art journals, paintings, and collages has helped my clients discover sources of healing and inner strength. By working on my own mental health, I bring a deep sense of respect and insight to my work as a licensed mental health professional.
What should someone know about working with you?
A few convenient, online questionnaires will begin the intake process and help shed light on what may have brought you to therapy. We will talk about your strengths and find coping skills to help with troubling symptoms. If you are interested in art therapy, I will encourage you to make artwork during sessions. Journaling is also helpful for some clients between sessions. I enjoy helping people with depression and anxiety cope with challenging thoughts and feelings so that they can continue to meet their goals. I have additional experience helping those with trauma and other disorders.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I continue to work on my skills as a therapist by attending conferences and researching anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance use, and many other issues. I also love learning ways to be a better ally and therapist for the LGBTQ+ community.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
You know yourself better than anyone else; my role is to help you guide your own treatment and find the right path for you. I have seen clients overcome symptoms and meet their goals despite many obstacles. I believe that we all have the power to heal and have a better life.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am encouraged by the peer resources that are becoming increasingly available and the movement to give clients more control when it comes to their treatment.
“I have seen clients overcome symptoms and meet their goals despite many obstacles.”