“I am an empathic and keenly observant person as well as an excellent listener.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was always interested in the science of psychology and the ties between thoughts and behaviors. I put myself through school with the sole purpose of becoming a psychotherapist. I have always been drawn to people's stories and held a desire to utilize my empathic nature, my honesty, and my compassion in an effort to help others in their journeys to self-actualization.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am an empathic and keenly observant person as well as an excellent listener. I strive to create a comfortable and judgment-free environment for you to feel safe while exploring your thoughts, feelings, wants, and needs. My practice is person-centered and we always start where you are comfortable.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Just like I believe our core values shape our lives and progress, they also shape how I work with my clients. I believe in each person's resiliency and ability to regain self-confidence and self-fulfillment. I believe in the importance of introspection and acceptance, as well the need to find meaning and purpose.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Due to Covid-19, two things evolved in mental health accessibility: The acceptance of teletherapy as a standard course of treatment (one I have been providing and advocating for the past five years in my practice) and a new understanding and acceptance of the importance of mental health in terms of overall wellbeing. So many of us struggle with high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression (especially during challenging times). We need to feel comfortable and open discussing these struggles without stigma or fear.
“I strive to create a comfortable and judgment-free environment for you to feel safe while exploring your thoughts, feelings, wants, and needs.”