“Throughout my life, I have had struggles with anxiety and depression that led me to seek my own treatment and inspired me to get involved in mental health care.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Throughout my life, I have had struggles with anxiety and depression that led me to seek my own treatment and inspired me to get involved in mental health care. My ability to be naturally empathic and authentic enables me to be in the moment with you and help guide you through life's struggles. I have worked in group practice facilities as well as a substance abuse clinic, which has inspired me to always employ nonjudgmental and empathic listening skills. I have completed training in acceptance commitment therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
I utilize a wide array of treatment modalities in order to best work with the individual. The modality utilized provides a basic framework but, at the end of the day, the focus is always on you, the client. Some modalities utilized include person-centered, acceptance and commitment (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), compassion-focused, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, attachment-based, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), existential, positive psychology, and many others.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I utilize my own sessions, literature, and YouTube as a way to learn new modalities and become a better psychotherapist.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
My belief that everyone is an individual while having their own process of growth and learning allows me to be fully in the moment with my clients and stay authentic.
“My ability to be naturally empathic and authentic enables me to be in the moment with you and help guide you through life's struggles.”