“I enjoy working with those who are curious and are looking to gain a better understanding of themselves.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been working in the behavioral field for over 15 years. I remember at the age of 13 telling my mother that I wanted to study psychology, and sure enough a few years later I began studying for my BA in psychology at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. I later earned my master’s in psychology from Florida International University in Miami, FL, and then an MBA from Herzing University in Orlando, FL.
What should someone know about working with you?
The first step is for us to meet in our initial free consultation to see if we are the right fit for each other. It is important that you feel safe and comfortable in your therapeutic relationship. The next session will allow us to explore your story, understand what brought you to start the process of counseling, and develop a plan for your treatment. I enjoy working with those who are curious and are looking to gain a better understanding of themselves.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am continually exploring ways to gain knowledge in counseling through self learning, formal training, and peer support and supervision settings. I am currently returning to school to begin my journey to become a doctoral-level clinical sexologist to dive further into human experiences around sexuality, sexual trauma, and sexual intimacy.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I engage in an eclectic approach to therapy. I find that each of us is unique in how we approach life and how we learn from it. I grew up being exposed to multiple cultures, religions, and experiences, which shaped the way I view the world and how I chose to live in it. It is imperative that I meet each of my client's needs based on their experiences and world views.
“I find that each of us is unique in how we approach life and how we learn from it.”