“As a longtime athlete, I've learned the importance of trusting others, working together to achieve a common goal, and effectively working through adversity.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist began when I was a high school student; my peers would seek my advice and I enjoyed helping them through difficult situations. I've worked in several mental health settings, including crisis stabilization units, hospitals, and educational settings. I enjoy working with young and older clients who have a willingness to work toward achieving their therapeutic goals.
What should someone know about working with you?
During the initial stages of my therapeutic approach, we will assess and prioritize your goals for therapy and continually assess and redevelop goals as needed. I find that therapeutic homework can be a valuable tool between therapy sessions.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am constantly learning and evolving as a therapist. I enjoy continuing to increase my knowledge of new age therapeutic approaches based on client needs. In the era of technology, I find that telehealth has allowed an increased acceptance and a wider comfort zone for clients willing to address their mental health needs.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to work side by side with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, religions, and socioeconomic statuses. As a longtime athlete, I've learned the importance of trusting others, working together to achieve a common goal, and effectively working through adversity. The challenges I personally experienced in life have developed my heightened compassion and empathy for others.
“The challenges I personally experienced in life have developed my heightened compassion and empathy for others.”