“I love creatively helping people discover a fresh, new life.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
I fell in love with the therapeutic process because there’s nothing more beautiful than a human becoming something they want to become. I love creatively helping people discover a fresh, new life. I’m SO driven by the beauty in people’s stories, experiences, chaos, depth, and drama. And I’m passionate about artfully helping people create balance, symmetry, and proportion in whatever ways they choose.
What would you want someone to know about working with you?
More than anything, you’re probably wondering what I’m like in the room as a therapist. Let me be clear…in sessions, I’m a real person. I have experiences, opinions, and resources, and I’m happy to share those with you in a back-and-forth, dynamic conversation. I’m here to foster your creativity and help you think outside the box. Chances are, you aren’t as far from your goals as you think; oftentimes, minor adjustments have the biggest impact.
If you could pick one or two books that influenced your approach to therapy, what would they be and why?
Many clients and couples I work with are trying to juggle too many things. For this reason, I find myself referring clients to the book The One Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan. This book discusses the importance of focusing on the next most critical task.
For couples, my go-to referral is The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work by John and Julie Gottman. This has been a marriage-saver for many couples struggling with cycles of chaos in their marriage.
What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?
Sometimes, people understandably meet just one therapist and stop there. It’s great when it’s a match! But, other times, they feel trapped with someone they don’t quite feel comfortable with, or they figure they don’t like therapy at all. It’s really worth taking the time to meet with a few different therapists to find one you feel safe and comfortable with. I offer 15-minute consultations so you can ask questions, interact with me, and share your needs.
If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?
Therapy can have a HUGE impact on the trajectory of your life and that’s sometimes underestimated. You can literally become a different parent, reinvent your career, or triple your business. Bring a strong commitment and big goals to the process and watch a whole new reality emerge.
“Chances are, you aren’t as far from your goals as you think; oftentimes, minor adjustments have the biggest impact.”