“Sometimes, reviewing the past is helpful and, sometimes, focusing on the here-and-now solution is what needs gentle attention.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Life can be tough with individual challenges and life lessons. In my own life's path personally and professionally, I have experienced and witnessed the power and freedom that comes with taking time to understand one's life. I have worked in private practice, hospital, school, and church settings. Since high school, I have always preferred personal growth conversations as often we don't connect socially to the heart of the matter of what is occurring in our lives.
What should someone know about working with you?
You talk, I listen. We get to understand your life story and your present needs and hopes at this moment. Sometimes, reviewing the past is helpful and, sometimes, focusing on the here-and-now solution is what needs gentle attention. I am compassionate and invested in your personal growth and we will work together to see what is needed to enhance your general wellbeing and move forward.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that each person deserves happiness, love, and a life of fulfillment in all aspects.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about the availability of services and the acceptance of therapy. We are recognizing that it is good to talk and have 45-minutes a week of personal growth and focused healing.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I worked in hospice and bereavement and participated as a presenter at numerous conferences. I am trained in heart-centered hypnotherapy and mindfulness along with thanatology and music therapy.
Why is therapy helpful?
Taking time to reflect ,examine, and explore one's thoughts, feelings, hopes, and difficulties while searching for meaning is important to overall wellness and happiness.
“I am compassionate and invested in your personal growth and we will work together to see what is needed to enhance your general wellbeing and move forward.”