“As a queer-identifying person, I often felt different from my peers and sought the support and wisdom of the adults in my life that often came in the forms of school counselors and teachers.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist began at an early age. As a queer-identifying person, I often felt different from my peers and sought the support and wisdom of the adults in my life that often came in the forms of school counselors and teachers. I realized very early on the impact of having someone sit with you while you experience life and that became even clearer as I worked as a case manager with undocumented youth. Hearing their stories and learning from them was what I needed to propel me toward grad school and pursuing a career as a therapist.
What should someone know about working with you?
My main goal is to promote a safe, warm, and empathetic healing environment. In creating a compassionate therapeutic relationship, we will begin to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I aim to work alongside you in developing goals and a greater understanding of your past, the effect it has on your present, and how we can develop healthy coping mechanisms to ensure that your future goals are met.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core values inform my deep belief that we all have a desire to be heard, seen, and held. It is this belief that has shown up in my practice with my clients and continues to be the driving force behind my approach to therapy. I show up to the therapeutic relationship with enthusiasm, honesty, and curiosity.
“My main goal is to promote a safe, warm, and empathetic healing environment.”