“As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
From an early age, I was intrigued by human experiences, behaviors, and interactions. I used to watch my grandfather and mother engage in meaningful processes with individuals looking for support. While in college, I took Psychology 101 and felt drawn to following this path in life and learning as much as I could about psychology and mental health. My interest in mental health and behaviors fueled me to pursue my master’s and doctoral degree. I have a wide range of experiences, including working in residences, school settings, outpatient mental health programs, and virtual therapy. By spending my time gathering a diverse range of experiences, I have built a base of knowledge and techniques that help when treating people on an individual level. This allows me to identify what techniques work best when addressing a client’s concerns and guiding their therapeutic experience.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach to each individual and situation. As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I continue growing as a therapist and continue feeling intrigued by the function of the mind and patterns that stem from our roots and experiences. I continue attending workshops and learning different approaches that can help my clients evolve.
“I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.”