“Every person deserves to feel empowered and able to cope effectively in life, and I believe we all benefit from having support.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist began in childhood. Several of my family members are healthcare professionals in different disciplines and all are committed to helping others. Early on, it became clear to me that I was part of a community of kind, compassionate, and nonjudgmental people helping others improve their sense of wellbeing. My experience working in medical and psychiatric settings shaped my interest in working with adults and couples who feel challenged, helping them to navigate ordinary and extraordinary life stressors. Every person deserves to feel empowered and able to cope effectively in life, and I believe we all benefit from having support.
What should someone know about working with you?
My approach to treatment is client-focused, helping clients work through emotional pain to regain a sense of balance and fulfillment. My work centers on removing obstacles in the way of personal progress and restoring a greater awareness of one’s inner strengths. I connect with clients in genuine empathy, compassion, and encouragement, providing an opportunity for people to better understand themselves and their life challenges. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for healing and growth. Our first few sessions will consist of information-gathering and building a therapeutic relationship. I will spend time getting to know you as an individual, learning what brings you to treatment, and exploring your goals in our work together.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I was drawn to becoming a therapist early on. My own experience of feeling anxious, experiencing significant loss, and learning where my resiliency lies impacted my desire to help others. As I worked my way through school, internships, and jobs (as well as my own lived experience), I recognized again and again how momentous it can be to see positive change in others. Through my clinical training and work, I’ve learned that when we give ourselves, our children, and our families the opportunity to process and reframe negative thought patterns and behaviors, meaningful change can emerge.
“My approach to treatment is client-focused, helping clients work through emotional pain to regain a sense of balance and fulfillment.”