“My approach is warm and unconditionally accepting, which allows my clients to explore the most difficult parts of their experience in a space completely free of judgment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
In my first run through college and graduate school, I studied international development. While I worked overseas, I was really touched by the power of human connection and found both comfort and hope in our ability to bridge seemingly vast differences through a shared human experience. Becoming a psychotherapist allowed me to use my natural empathy, acceptance, and flexible sense of perspective in a meaningful way. As humans, we all know suffering. Unfortunately, too many of us feel that we must bear these burdens alone. Many aspects of the world we are living in today fuel the disconnection, isolation, and anxiety we feel. Anxiety has long been one of the most common mental health challenges people face and in recent years, the problem has exploded. Through my work as a psychotherapist and anxiety specialist, I hope to be a small part of creating a more peaceful, humane, and connected human experience.
What should someone know about working with you?
My approach is warm and unconditionally accepting, which allows my clients to explore the most difficult parts of their experience in a space completely free of judgment. As I am trained as a relational therapist, I approach therapy through a relational lens, whether I see you as an individual or as part of a couple or family. I believe that our experiences in past relationships play a large role in defining who we are and how we interpret our world. I also believe that the quality of our present relationships significantly impacts our level of happiness and sense of fulfillment. I believe in the strength and resiliency that resides in each person, and I collaborate with my clients to reach the goals and see the change that matters most to them. I am an active and creative therapist and I invest just as much as my client does in each session. I have found that the clients who get the most out of therapy are those who approach it with an open mind and who are ready to learn and grow.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am so excited about the recent growth and increased popularity of teletherapy. I have found teletherapy to be not only just as effective as in-office sessions but sometimes even more so. Teletherapy increases access to mental health services for everyone, particularly those who have historically experienced barriers to receiving care. I specialize in treating people with anxiety disorders and I also work with a lot of parents of young children. The ease, comfort, and convenience of remote therapy are so beneficial to my clients.
“As I am trained as a relational therapist, I approach therapy through a relational lens, whether I see you as an individual or as part of a couple or family.”