“I hope to create a safe environment and one in which you can voice your needs.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always loved meeting new people and hearing their stories, which led me to the path of psychotherapy. I enjoy being challenged and realize that everyone, at times, needs someone to listen to them. I have previously worked at an outpatient mental health clinic and domestic violence clinic. I am a very understanding and warm person, and I value the comfort of others during our work together.
What should someone know about working with you?
During the initial intake, I will ask you what your goals are and would like for you to be honest about what you are expecting out of therapy and from me as your therapist. I will be sure to meet you where you are. I hope to create a safe environment and one in which you can voice your needs. Depending on the goals and what you need, I might assign homework. My goal is to help you emerge from sessions feeling empowered and more self-aware.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
As someone who has moved around a lot in life, I have learned to appreciate the small things. I believe that we need to work together to work through the more difficult things in life. I have seen how a community can come together and help others. Sometimes, we are not able to see things but others can provide us with another perspective that can help. I respect and appreciate all of our cultural differences and I am always open to educating myself further.
“My goal is to help you emerge from sessions feeling empowered and more self-aware.”