“I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change and open to the work.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
At a young age, I understood how delicate life was due to my own personal experience with loss and grief. The feeling that life was so short led me to pursue a career that would be impactful and make a difference in people's lives. I was drawn to social work because the foundation of the profession is rooted in social justice and equality, which was a strong message often taught to me as a young person. I have worked in educational settings providing therapy to students of all ages, including those who would not have been able to obtain mental health services otherwise. I have also worked at community clinics providing therapy to individuals and families. I have found through my own experience with therapy and the clients I work with that having a space dedicated to understanding ourselves weekly ensures we constantly work on ourselves and try our hardest to break unhealthy patterns and create a healthier life.
What should someone know about working with you?
During my intake process, I get a full history of you and ensure that we are a good fit. From there, it will take time for you to trust the process once we start working together. As you begin to open up, it may be painful at first but personal growth often begins this way. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change and open to the work.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am constantly reading and researching new forms of therapy!
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe the client is the expert on their own life and my goal in therapy is to get you to understand yourself more and ensure you are making decisions that align with your authentic and true self.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I’m excited about the mind-body connection! More studies are showing the importance of being aware of the body and how our emotions are stuck within us. If we don't gain this awareness, it's hard to fully heal our emotional wounds.
“I believe the client is the expert on their own life and my goal in therapy is to get you to understand yourself more and ensure you are making decisions that align with your authentic and true self.”