“I have a knack for working with clients who have a lack of direction, have been through trauma, those suffering with depression. I enjoy assisting clients with creating a schedule or order in their lives, those who have questions on spirituality, or those who are suffering with general anxiety.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Counseling was my first chosen career path. Throughout my life, I enjoyed being a listening ear to others and delving into their past to see the root cause of all their issues. Understanding human psychology has always been my primary passion and focus and I enjoy assisting others on their paths to living healthier and more productive lifestyles. My primary areas of focus have been anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and impulse control. I utilize an integrative, holistic approach to therapy and have experience in private practice, school settings, home-based interventions, and teletherapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
Clients first schedule a consultation with me to assess if we are a good match. A therapy intake session is then scheduled to explore your reason for receiving therapy and to obtain any background information I need from you to form the best treatment plan for the therapy process. A short evaluation is done at the start of every therapy session to monitor progress and maintenance. I tend to focus on a few key areas a week throughout our therapy process. I prefer working with clients who have a lack of direction, who have been through trauma, who are suffering with depression, who need assistance with creating a schedule or order in their lives, who have questions on spirituality, or who are suffering with anxiety.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I take continuing education classes at least once a month to stay up-to-date on treatment modalities and general education to ensure I am offering the best treatment to my clients.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I have endured trauma throughout my life and have struggled with both anxiety and depression. Overcoming these limitations are doable and seeking therapy is a step in the right direction. Understanding culture and the part it plays in our daily lives is imperative. As a therapist, I am sensitive to this topic and I enjoy working with a diversity of ethnic backgrounds. Providing an open-minded and nonjudgmental approach is a strength of mine and I believe these qualities allow me to be a great therapist.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about telehealth because it allows me the opportunity to be able to speak with other residents of my state of practice without being limited to one city.
What are the long-term benefits of therapy?
The long-term benefits of therapy include the following: Improved mental health, improved quality of life, healthier friendships and relationships, improved self-esteem, and enhanced direction and certainty.
“I have endured trauma throughout my life and have struggled with both anxiety and depression. Overcoming these limitations are doable and seeking therapy is a step in the right direction.”