“I believe that every individual has the sometimes untapped ability to create positive change in their life.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
This is a second career for me. I worked in sales for many years and I reached a point where I realized that I was making a living but I felt a kind of spiritual void in my career. I’ve done a lot of prosocial work. I’ve worked with the homeless in soup kitchens and food pantries and I’ve connected addicted populations with treatment. These are the experiences that really touched me on a spiritual level. It was that connection that led me to social work. Reinventing myself at 45 wasn’t easy, but it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve worked in a number of agencies that provide services to people with mental health and/or substance use disorders. I believe my own experiences have given me a deeper understanding of how difficult it can be to change your life.
What should someone know about working with you?
I understand that starting or resuming therapy is a big decision and it can create a lot of anxiety. I'll work with you to make this process run as smoothly as possible.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I'm a member of NASW and I regularly attend trainings and webinars focused on the best practices and the newest techniques for psychotherapy.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that every individual has the sometimes untapped ability to create positive change in their life. My goal is to help you tap into the inner change agent that will help you accomplish your goals.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm most excited that more people are talking about mental health wellness. There is more awareness for the need to increase access to treatment, be it remotely or in person, and improve our mental and spiritual well-being.
“My goal is to help you tap into the inner change agent that will help you accomplish your goals.”