“When working with me, you can expect uncomfortable feelings that transform into healing resources equipped to solve your problem and provide feelings of wholeness and contentment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I knew that I wanted to be a therapist when I was 14. Looking back now at the things that stood out most, my reactions to people around me, and how I would automatically look to help them, I know that being a therapist is in my DNA.
What should someone know about working with you?
When working with me, you can expect uncomfortable feelings that transform into healing resources equipped to solve your problem and provide feelings of wholeness and contentment. I like helping people, and I enjoy watching them grow, get stronger, and become more confident right before my eyes.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Teletherapy provides the comfort of home while exploring uncomfortable feelings. Since home is a source of comfort, it lends a feeling of stability when looking at insecure feelings. Clients in a home setting find it easier to be transparent and vulnerable, lending to a speedier recovery. One client recently told me, "I don’t feel like I’d be as successful as we’ve been if I had to come into an office. This is more comfortable for sure."
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I find that Ericksonian Hypnotherapy is very exciting. Unlike traditional hypnosis that uses direct suggestion, this approach uses indirect suggestion, metaphor, and storytelling to alter behavior. Since the subconscious mind is the source of almost all our thoughts, feelings, and reactions, providing direct contact with the inner mind and making changes there are often significant and impactful.
Do you consider your work to be long-term or short-term?
The work I do is relatively short-term. While no one can predict how long therapy will take for each individual, the approach I use is the fastest way I know of to resolve problems.
“I like helping people, and I enjoy watching them grow, get stronger, and become more confident right before my eyes.”