“Seeing how poorly people with mental health concerns were treated propelled me into the helping field.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor?
My desire to become a therapist came about during my adolescence. During that time, a close relative was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Viewing his journey and seeing how poorly people with mental health concerns were treated propelled me into the helping field. Over the years, I have gained a wide range of experience working in outpatient, partial care, and higher education settings. The nature of my experience includes providing individual, family, and group therapy to a varied population. I have worked in the areas of marital/couples issues, depression, anxiety, addictions, and many more. My approach is tailored to the individual’s therapeutic needs. I strive to provide a safe place for clients to experience and process their emotions, identify unhelpful patterns, and learn healthy coping skills. My overall goal is to equip each client with the skills needed to manage their daily life stressors. Together, we can collaborate to achieve your goals, find inner peace, and make your happiness a priority.
What should someone know about working with you?
Initial sessions are about rapport-building. It is important for all clients to feel comfortable with their therapist. Therapy with me is about bringing awareness to unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns that may be impacting your life. Without recognition of these patterns, it is impossible to make a conscious decision to be or do something new.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Telehealth allows clients to receive necessary services from the comfort of their own homes. Many clients have anxiety going into an office. They are often worried about someone they know seeing them or feel self-conscious while waiting in the waiting room. Telehealth makes it so individuals are able to bypass those uncomfortable feelings and fears.
“I strive to provide a safe place for clients to experience and process their emotions, identify unhelpful patterns, and learn healthy coping skills.”