“I work with teens and adults who find it easy to show compassion to others but struggle to show themselves the same level of kindness.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My approach is deeply influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which can help you understand and replace negative thought patterns and action cycles. I’ve completed additional training in the areas of grief and loss, perfectionism, school-related issues for adolescents, exposure and response prevention, and addiction.
What should someone know about working with you?
I work with teens and adults who find it easy to show compassion to others but struggle to show themselves the same level of kindness. They are often helpers, perfectionists, people-pleasers, highly sensitive people, and over-thinkers.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am passionate about the evolving world of mental health, including the emphasis on neurodiversity and reducing the stigma of mental health conditions and treatment. Neurodiversity speaks to the variation in neurological functioning in the human brain. As a therapist, I recognize that there are neural and biological differences and not every brain works the same. There are different ways of perceiving the world, different capacities to reason and think critically, and various sensitivities to environmental stimuli. I aim to help my clients develop a better understanding of their symptoms, including the unique abilities and challenges they present, and identify the skills and strategies needed to build upon the strengths that are already there.
“They are often helpers, perfectionists, people-pleasers, highly sensitive people, and over-thinkers.”