“My personality is warm in nature but also challenging in an empathetic manner.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Becoming a therapist was my first career and something I knew I wanted to do from a young age, as I always enjoyed working with others. I started out working in psych inpatient, rehab, detox, and emergency rooms then moved onto foster care settings and outpatient settings before going into private practice. Working in these settings helped me learn to meet clients where they are, as each human is unique in their own way. My personality is warm in nature but also challenging in an empathetic manner. I have completed training in EMDR as well as training in holistic practices and utilize this in my counseling work with individuals.
What should someone know about working with you?
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change, willing to do the work, and understand that therapy takes time and commitment. I have intake assessments to complete with clients and share homework periodically when relevant. Progress looks different for each client but focuses on the client achieving the goals they have set in therapy.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I completed training in EMDR and am always learning and growing in this field. I continue to learn more about trauma, ego work, and utilizing EMDR with various populations. Collaboration with other providers helps to optimize care for the client if all providers are on the same page.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I’m excited that there is more focus on holistic practices in therapy and mind-body awareness. There is more research emerging linking physical ailments to trauma and mental health. I enjoy reading up on this research and educating clients about it.
“I have completed training in EMDR as well as training in holistic practices and utilize this in my counseling work with individuals.”