“My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment where clients are willing to share their struggles and successes while feeling supported.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been dedicated to helping empower individuals, which led me to pursue a career in the social work field. In college, I initially thought I wanted to follow a career path into the legal field. However, after completing an internship with an organization dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse and rape, I realized I wanted to work directly with individuals. I focused on finding a career that could support individuals as they’re going through one of the toughest times of their life and ultimately decided to obtain my master’s degree in social work. I now work as a therapist and clinical supervisor in the child and family welfare field and hospital settings. In my current position, I supervise a team of master-level clinicians and provide therapy to children, teens, adults, and families experiencing behavior, mental health, and/or substance abuse challenges.
What should someone know about working with you?
Making the decision to begin therapy is not always easy. In fact, it can be one of the most difficult steps. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment where clients are willing to share their struggles and successes while feeling supported. For each client, progress in therapy is measured differently, which is why we will work together from the onset of treatment to create individualized goals and the steps required to move toward these goals. Therapy is a process and my objective is to be your source of support throughout the journey.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
One silver lining of the pandemic was the increased access to services through the use of telehealth sessions. Many people who may have been reluctant or unable to participate in therapy in the past are now accessing virtual treatment. I strongly believe that obtaining mental health services should be normalized in the same way as physical health. I am excited to see how telehealth therapy will continue to evolve, become accessible to a wide variety of populations, and positively impact our overall mental health.
“For each client, progress in therapy is measured differently, which is why we will work together from the onset of treatment to create individualized goals and the steps required to move toward these goals.”