“My counseling style is open, reflective, warm, and interactive.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I believe there is a difference between having a profession or being called to a specific vocation. My professional path started in Human Resources and I remained in this profession for a decade. After working in the Human Resource field for so long, I decided to follow my heart and return to school to focus on my true passion, social work - therapy. Little did I know where this journey would take me, but I persisted and pursued my passion to support others through difficult times and achieved my goal. The road was not easy but the peaks and lows were a true testament to what the human spirit can endure and overcome.
What should someone know about working with you?
My counseling style is open, reflective, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. It takes courage to take the first steps toward change and a healthier life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I continue to attend seminars directed toward the best practices of addressing anxiety and depression. I also read books on brain health and neuropsychology.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core values of love, kindness, honesty, and that everyone should be treated the same have shaped my worldview. I have often advocated for clients in various ways to provide support.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Mental health treatment can now reach more individuals, provide more accessible services, and allow people to see providers more frequently if needed.
“My core values of love, kindness, honesty, and that everyone should be treated the same have shaped my worldview.”