“My training in dance therapy, psychoanalysis, and hypnosis have provided me with multiple avenues for uncovering the struggles that lie beneath the surface.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My journey to becoming a therapist evolved from my passions in dance and psychology. I have always been drawn to the meaning behind the words and behaviors that others present. My training in dance therapy, psychoanalysis, and hypnosis have provided me with multiple avenues for uncovering the struggles that lie beneath the surface.
What should someone know about working with you?
My first question is usually this: What brings you here today? Initial sessions are designed to find out whether or not the client is comfortable with and available for self-learning. I have a relaxed and informal interactional style. I gather information through conversation rather than through a questionnaire. My clients and I will work together to uncover and address their current struggles.
How does collaboration with other providers inform your work?
For me, working with other professionals is a welcome resource. I am always open to working collaboratively. Each professional has a perspective that affords new insights about my clients. I work with other therapists, psychiatrists, lawyers, and judges to provide me with the full picture of my clients.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
There may be times in our lives that become overwhelming, stressful, and confusing. Therapy offers a neutral space to sort out a situation and take a fresh look at what’s going on. It’s a place to examine unresolved issues and seek clarity
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Mindfulness is not new in the field. However, there is more integration and acceptance of mindfulness as an adjunct to more traditional psychotherapy. Addressing anxiety and depression with tools clients can take with them, like mindfulness, puts them in control
“Therapy offers a neutral space to sort out a situation and take a fresh look at what’s going on.”