“I help bring awareness to the connection among thoughts, feelings, and actions and am successful at helping clients reframe the negative thoughts and feelings that may be contributing to the present challenges.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was actually introduced to the helping profession through an intro to sociology class in undergrad. I recall being personally moved by the material and quickly set myself on a path to becoming a psychotherapist. I know the importance of feeling heard and valued and I believe that everyone has a right to that feeling. I have an innate ability to actively listen and help those that I work with identify and overcome conscious and subconscious barriers to achieving the life they desire for themselves. I have worked in various outpatient mental health settings, supported the launch of a virtual behavioral health program for a well known tech company, and have also managed a private practice. I currently have specialized training in trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and more.
What should someone know about working with you?
When working with me, I truly start wherever you are in your journey. That means that I will actively listen and explore your goals and help you monitor progress toward these goals in our work together. I incorporate evidence-based metrics such as the GAD and PHQ-9 to assess improvement as appropriate. I help bring awareness to the connection among thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and actions and am successful at helping clients reframe the negative thoughts and feelings that may be contributing to the present challenges. We will plan to start with weekly virtual sessions, and will move to bi-weekly or a less frequent cadence as you begin to feel better and develop mastery and competence over the coping tools and strategies that will be shared in therapy.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am constantly engaging with written material in various forms. I find joy in staying up to date on peer-reviewed research articles in the field, emerging and promising techniques, and strategies to treat common mental health conditions. I also seek out consultation from other experts in my field, as appropriate.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that everyone's story and experiences are important and shape who they are in the present-time. I also strongly believe that we all possess an innate ability to move toward a place of peace and happiness for ourselves, whatever that looks like. It is through unlocking our own power within that we can begin to grow into our highest potential.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about the opportunity to work with clients in a telehealth format, as this eliminates barriers for individuals accessing mental health care and provides additional options.
What would you like to tell someone who is interested in working with you?
I would tell them that there is never a better time than the present to invest in your wellness. You deserve to feel fulfilled and you have a right to step into the highest version of yourself; I can help you get there! I look forward to working with you!
“It is through unlocking our own power within that we can begin to grow into our highest potential.”