“I am a straightforward person and will always be open and honest with my clients.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always wanted to be a therapist. I have worked at many agencies throughout my career and have had my own practice since 1999. I have enjoyed helping my clients and other professionals over the years. I love what I have chosen to do for a living. I have been in this field for over 25 years, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a straightforward person and will always be open and honest with my clients. I provide a safe space for exploring, processing, and learning. I do give homework frequently as it helps you make the changes you identify wanting to make. I believe that therapy can lead to healthy change. I enjoy being around people and believe that I am able to create a comfortable space for the work that needs to be done in therapy. I understand the risk involved in taking the first steps toward getting help. I do my best to help you overcome that difficulty and make the changes you need as quickly as possible.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am very active in a peer support group that meets bi-weekly. It is helpful to get the perspectives of other therapists. Additionally, I supervise several other therapists who are in the process of getting their credentials. I attend many continuing education courses throughout the year as well. This keeps my mind fresh and also helps me stay up-to-date on new techniques and information as it becomes available. I am a firm believer that nobody knows everything and that we can all learn something new each day.
“I enjoy being around people and believe that I am able to create a comfortable space for the work that needs to be done in therapy.”