“The therapy I conduct focuses on gaining self-knowledge, which involves recognizing unconscious desires and figuring out what that means for you.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Originally, I was training to be an artist but, in my 20s, I realized that I did not know or understand myself. My thoughts, actions, and values were not in alignment and this caused me a great deal of distress. I chose to study psychology so that I could help other people who are going through similar experiences. I have experience working in an outpatient facility that focused on treating co-occurring disorders and I have completed further training for treating co-occurring disorders.
What should someone know about working with you?
The therapy I conduct focuses on gaining self-knowledge, which involves recognizing unconscious desires and figuring out what that means for you. The clients I am looking to work with are motivated and open-minded.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am always reading about different forms of therapy and the theories behind them. Learning about different views on the human experience gives me a richer and more complete idea of what it means to be a person.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that everyone has a unique experience of the world and that every person has, within them, a great deal of potential. To unlock and develop this potential, one must discover what makes them an individual. Unfortunately, the only way to do this is to face aspects of yourself that you wish didn't exist.
“The clients I am looking to work with are motivated and open-minded.”