“I am highly aware of intergenerational, racial, and cultural trauma and the ways it may impact a client.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I believe therapists are modern-day shamans who can help guide and empower clients to tap into their own wisdom and body in order to change the patterns that no longer serve them. I have experience in abstinence and harm reduction clinics and working with racially diverse, LGBTQA, HIV, and geriatric populations as well as with clients experiencing interpersonal/relationship difficulties.
What should someone know about working with you?
I use a generalist approach and may give my clients homework or something to consider after most sessions. I like working with a wide range of populations.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I enjoy sharpening my skills via continuing education, learning new modalities, and exploring new frameworks that can benefit my clients. I also value consultation with colleagues.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about the different modalities that have emerged on trauma-healing and grief-healing and the different perspectives emerging on behavioral health. I am also excited that telehealth makes it much smoother for most clients and myself to meet weekly.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
Neuroplasticity in relation to behavioral change and addiction recovery are always topics of interest. However, I have not done any research-based work on it.
What is the most exciting thing about seeing clients?
Seeing the awareness that is developed over time and helping clients create fulfilling relationships while aligning to their core values.
“I am also sensitive to the unmet needs of clients.”