“I love working with people of all ages and backgrounds and feel that it is my calling to help anyone work through difficult times and situations.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My experience is well-rounded and includes intimate partner violence, forensic social work, traumatic loss and grief, PTSD, depression, anger, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, mood disorders, personality disorders, self-esteem, relationship issues, family conflict, educational issues, ADHD, abandonment, adoption and foster care, attachment issues, career challenges, life changes, compassion fatigue, isolation and loneliness, and cultural and social issues. I have worked with adults, teens, and children within all of these areas, as well.
What should someone know about working with you?
I love working with people of all ages and backgrounds and feel that it is my calling to help anyone work through difficult times and situations. Compassion, acceptance, and understanding are only a few of the qualities that I bring to each session. I am easy to talk to and don't take myself too seriously. I aim to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment for my clients. My counseling approach ranges from cognitive-behavioral, solutions-focused, trauma-focused cognitive behavior, and reality. However, tailor my approach to each client to help them approach their goals in therapy.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I enjoy learning and jump at any opportunity to stay abreast of best practices in the field. I attend several continuing education seminars and trainings throughout the year. I am also a trainer myself; I’ve developed several community outreach education curriculums and have spoken on panels on the topic of gender-based and intimate partner violence, criminal justice, and trauma.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about the expanding access to quality providers who meet the evolving needs of clients, as well as the potential for technology to bring therapy to clients on their own terms.
“Compassion, acceptance, and understanding are only a few of the qualities that I bring to each session.”