“It is my aim to create a safe, healthy, and therapeutic alliance in which we collaboratively work with your strengths to conquer your personal fears, accomplish your goals, and achieve your dreams.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Becoming a therapist was not an option for me; rather, it was a designation. I have always been an individual with empathy and active listening skills who provides nonjudgmental feedback and allows individuals to feel confident and safe in their decision-making process. In my counseling career, I have worked with incarcerated adolescents and adult individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. I am a licensed mental health therapist, a master level CASAC, a CRC, and a NAMA Anger Management Specialist II.
What should someone know about working with you?
Developing a therapeutic relationship is the essence of therapy and allows us to identify the goals that you will choose to work on. It is my aim to create a safe, healthy, and therapeutic alliance in which we collaboratively work with your strengths to conquer your personal fears, accomplish your goals, and achieve your dreams. We will prioritize your wellbeing by developing and building positive coping skills and integrating them into your lifestyle.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I attend workshops and conferences and participate in ongoing supervision.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core values keep me grounded and open-minded to the many possibilities of stability and recovery with successful outcomes.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Therapy is becoming more accessible and filling it with cultural and ethnic diversity has been amazing.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I have done research on the impact of homelessness on incarcerated women.
“We will prioritize your wellbeing by developing and building positive coping skills and integrating them into your lifestyle.”