“I feel confident in offering support to my clients wherever they may find themselves on their journey.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As a result of my own journey toward personal growth, I realized that the mind is a powerful tool and that if we can harness its power to help build our resilience, we can survive and thrive in our lives. I obtained my bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in social work with the aim of helping others explore these connections and improve their experiences on this journey we call life. I have experience working with a variety of populations and age groups, including individuals, couples, and families, and have worked in schools, state agencies, and private practice. I have a specialization certification in cognitive behavioral therapy from the Beck Institute and am a certified yoga instructor. Given my extensive work experience, I am equipped and comfortable incorporating play therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and CBT or mindfulness techniques in treatment. Ultimately, I feel confident in offering support to my clients wherever they may find themselves on their journey.
What should someone know about working with you?
The intake process is important in determining the goals for therapy and determining aspects of the client's history, which may be impacting their current experience. However, I believe that this is an ongoing exploration and don’t expect it to be completed in our first session. I do like to suggest action plans when appropriate between sessions to allow for clients to practice and approach their circumstances with new tools or perceptions gained. But I never impose these on my clients as my aim is not to increase pressure or anxiety. The most important goal for my sessions is to support my clients and create an atmosphere that promotes their engagement toward their own self-growth.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm very excited about the acceptance and availability of telehealth within the mental health field. I believe this will allow greater engagement from and with clients, which in turn will improve mental health treatment whenever it’s needed.
“The most important goal for my sessions is to support my clients and create an atmosphere that promotes their engagement toward their own self-growth.”