“It is clear to me that, despite individual differences, we all want and deserve the same things: To be loved and accepted, to find connection, and to feel valued.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been an empathetic person and, from a young age, I found myself listening to others’ stories and wanting to help. As I entered college, I was drawn to mental health courses where the work felt like a natural fit for me. Since completing graduate school, I have worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, which has given me the opportunity to be flexible and apply a range of different therapeutic styles and modalities.
What should someone know about working with you?
During the first few sessions with a new client, I like to get to know them and the issues and concerns that have led them to therapy. We will discuss what success looks like for the client and create a plan to move in a positive direction. My approach is highly individualized and tailored to fit each client’s personal needs and goals. In session, we will regularly review progress to celebrate wins and adjust our plans as needed. It is important to me to cultivate a safe and empathetic space that allows my clients to feel connected and comfortable. I believe that it is my role to work myself out of a job by teaching my clients what they need to know to be successful.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I was born and raised in Las Vegas and grew up in a mixed-race family. At a young age, I saw how differently each of the members of my family were perceived and treated and how different the experiences were for each of my siblings while navigating the world. It is clear to me that, despite individual differences, we all want and deserve the same things: To be loved and accepted, to find connection, and to feel valued. My goal as a therapist is to help facilitate self-love and acceptance as well as provide an environment where couples and families can connect and feel seen and appreciated within their relationships.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I see telehealth as an amazing asset in advancing mental health practices. It is eliminating barriers to seeking care by providing convenient access where there may have been few options before. I have found teletherapy is also helpful in facilitating a comfortable and personal experience as I get to observe my clients in their home environments. I am professionally licensed in Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, and I am excited to help increase mental health resources and access to underserved populations in these areas.
“My goal as a therapist is to help facilitate self-love and acceptance as well as provide an environment where couples and families can connect and feel seen and appreciated within their relationships.”