“I am very appreciative that I am able to assist individuals from different cultures in dealing with their struggles and changing their lives for the better.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I find that the past stigma surrounding the mental health field is progressively diminishing and individuals are now accepting the fact that if there is something they are struggling with, there are so many resources to find assistance. I very much appreciate that more and more cultures are a lot more accepting of mental health rather than pretending like it doesn't exist. I am very appreciative that I am able to assist individuals from different cultures in dealing with their struggles and changing their lives for the better.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am known to have a very caring, positive, and optimistic personality. I want my clients to feel safe and open with the struggles they are facing and know that they are not in this alone. I also like to think that laughter can be the best medicine and I want my clients to find happiness in the small and big things occurring in life.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I believe that every individual is unique and that it takes two to tango. I find that for the best results, therapy has to be a collaborative process and my clients need to be engaged in this therapeutic journey. In the initial session, I will ask my clients about their struggles and what the vision of their life in the future looks like. I will assist them in setting goals and throughout the therapeutic process, I will continuously aid them in reaching these goals.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
In each session, I will make sure to check in with my client and provide them an opportunity to voice their progression or concerns. I am very open to adapting to any changes that are needed toward assisting my client because I do understand that life changes and so do circumstances. I also believe that progress occurs outside of the therapeutic session. Therefore, I will provide my clients skills to work on so that once a session is terminated, they are able to use these skills for more long-term growth!
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am so excited, motivated, and beyond thankful that the mental health field is gaining a lot more awareness than ever before.
“I find that for the best results, therapy has to be a collaborative process and my clients need to be engaged in this therapeutic journey.”