“I try to meet my clients where they are emotionally when we first meet and I always work with clients to consider their strengths.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After graduating from college, I worked in the public sector with organizations providing consultation and leadership in the development and delivery of legal, employment, and child care services. After completing my master’s degree in social work, I chose to explore opportunities in the field of counseling. I obtained further training in family treatment and psychoanalytic studies. I then worked in an outpatient substance abuse clinic before entering into my own practice. I first started my own therapy to help me with issues around my own family. I continued treatment to further my understanding of myself and to be better able to help my clients.
What should someone know about working with you?
I try to meet my clients where they are emotionally when we first meet and I always work with clients to consider their strengths. Due to my experience and training, I can integrate a wide variety of approaches in our work together. I rely on my client’s personal experiences to help me understand the issues they are facing. Many of my clients experience feelings of depression and anxiety. Some are in conflict in their relationships with a loved one or friends. Others may be transitioning from one life stage to another. Regardless of age, life can be a struggle. My goal is to help you through the difficult time you are facing and together, we will make changes that improve the quality of your life.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
What is most exciting and gratifying in the mental health field today is a greater understanding of mental health issues and the availability of counseling services. More treatment options and approaches to treatment are available today (teletherapy being one of them).
“My goal is to help you through the difficult time you are facing and together, we will make changes that improve the quality of your life.”