“You can expect me to be fully authentic, collaborative, and ready to explore with you!”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always found joy in helping others and wanted to find a career that allowed me to do this. My education and personal experiences in therapy inspired me to help others learn more about themselves and gain the tools they need to thrive. I have always admired the resilience of trauma survivors and wanted to become a therapist to help foster resiliency in all clients. I followed my passion by focusing the beginning of my career on crisis intervention and counseling survivors of domestic violence. This experience allowed me to train in trauma-informed care and solution-focused techniques. I now apply these techniques in my work with a broader population of clients and also integrate emotion-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy principles.
What should someone know about working with you?
You can expect me to be fully authentic, collaborative, and ready to explore with you! My sessions are conversational and guided by what you would like to process, and I believe healing and growth come from a balance of support and challenge. Therefore, I will support you unconditionally and challenge you to look deeper within yourself to explore the roots of your ongoing struggles and past difficulties. Ultimately, I work with each client to create a safe and affirming space where you can be your most authentic self.
How do your own core values shape your approach to care?
The values of trauma-informed care guide my work with clients. I believe in the power of meeting each client where they are in that moment and honoring that each person is the expert on themselves. My role is to guide clients to hone their power to be the authors of their life narratives. I believe our life circumstances influence us but do not define who we are or who we can be. Therefore, I help clients recognize and use their agency to find their path to thriving, even as life shapes and changes our path.
“My sessions are conversational and guided by what you would like to process, and I believe healing and growth come from a balance of support and challenge.”