“I often bring attention to your feelings and thoughts in the here-and-now and provide a safe space for you to express, understand, and process those feelings.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Although I was born into a two-parent household, it was far from healthy. I constantly heard and witnessed anger, acts of infidelity, and acts of dishonesty that were all done in the name of love. My self-esteem, self-worth, and self-awareness deteriorated. I realized that if I did not seek help, this would be my life for the rest of my days. Something had to change! So, one day I saw a therapist and that was when things did change. I started to see my self-worth improve and began cultivating healthy thoughts about what relationships could look like for me. As a result, the idea of being a therapist was conceived. I voluntarily sought out other people like me in the community and passed on the hope I received. As a clinician, my main objective is to continue those practices of providing support by supplying my clients with the tools and hope they need to help themselves.
What should someone know about working with you?
I often bring attention to your feelings and thoughts in the here-and-now and provide a safe space for you to express, understand, and process those feelings. We will examine the dynamics of your upbringing and highlight any maladaptive patterns that influence your current decisions. When we meet for the first time, you will have a free 30-minute consultation via video or phone to determine if we are a good fit. I will ask you about your reason for seeking a therapist, any previous treatment, and goals for therapy. I will also answer any questions you may have for me. If you choose to continue working with me, we will start the intake process. In this session, I would like to gain some background information by asking about your upbringing, relational dynamics with your parents, and relationships with your siblings. My role is to be an objective observer who emotionally supports and sensitively challenges you through your journey. I look forward to working with you!
“My role is to be an objective observer who emotionally supports and sensitively challenges you through your journey.”