“I believe I have a warm, empathetic, and personable approach that allows me to create a safe and trusting environment for clients.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I began my career working with children on the autism spectrum as a certified teacher assistant then transitioned to providing ABA therapy in school and home settings. Working with children and their families made me want to seek additional training in mental health as I have noticed the struggle with anxiety and depression among individuals I have worked with. My personal experiences as well as immigrating to the US made me more aware and gave me more insight about my own feelings and the way I was processing and coping. During my graduate studies, I was able to obtain experience by working in after school programs with high school students and at an outpatient substance use program. I began my journey into private practice right after graduating with my master’s degree. I believe I have a warm, empathetic, and personable approach that allows me to create a safe and trusting environment for clients. My graduate program and work experience focused on person-centered and CBT modalities.
What should someone know about working with you?
The first appointment will be more structured than the rest of our sessions. I like to ask general questions during the first few sessions in order to learn more about your past and what brought you to therapy as well as share a little about myself in order to see if I will be the right fit.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
The best form of professional development for me is peer supervision. I like to implement that in my schedule, either weekly or biweekly. I also like to read books and journals.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am definitely very excited about society finally recognizing the importance of mental health and beginning to destigmatize it.
“My graduate program and work experience focused on person-centered and CBT modalities.”