My Approach to Helping
Hi there! You should be proud of yourself for taking the first step of your mental health journey. Finding the right therapist takes courage, patience, and time. I am here to tell you that the wait is over! I am dedicated to helping you be your best and happiest self. In the therapy room, I will create an environment where you feel heard, supported, and comfortable. Building a strong therapeutic relationship and using it as a catalyst for change, healing, and processing is extremely important to me.
My approach to therapy is called “integrative” and holistic. This means that I will use any approach that best meets your needs. Also, I will help you to improve all aspects of your life, including your mind, body, and soul. In addition, I believe that it is important to understand and celebrate your various identities (e.g., ethnic, racial, sexual, age).
I have expertise in numerous therapeutic approaches (e.g., CBT, DBT) and clinical issues (e.g., anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, trauma, relationship, dating, family, self-esteem). I want to encourage LGBTQAI+ individuals to reach out, as I proudly identify as part of the community. Call or email for a free consultation!
More Info About My Practice
We are currently fully remote and seeing clients through video conference. Free consultations are completed through phone conference.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
I truly believe that anyone can benefit from therapy. Personally, the purpose of therapy is to have the opportunity to work through issues with someone who is not invested in your personal life. A usual relationship, like a friendship, is typically two-sided- you help each other and often give advice. A therapeutic relationship is completely one-sided such that the focus is entirely on you.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
There are so many things that I love about being a therapist. This job is extremely rewarding. I love building strong relationships with my clients and watching them grow and change. I think one of my favorite experiences is when a client has an aha moment, which means that they are gaining insight about themselves or their current situation.
My Role as a Therapist
I believe that you are the expert of your own life and experiences, and I want you to share your story. I will give you the space to vent and process, while also teaching you skills that help you to better overcome challenges on your own.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Unfortunately, I have been there while searching for my own therapist. This happens and is completely normal. Finding a therapist is like dating in a way-you have to get to know each other and see if you are a good match. Do not be discouraged by those professionals who have not been a great match for you.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I have been passionate about this field since taking my first psychology class in high school. I learned, from a very young age, the power of using psychological information to empower yourself and understand what is happening around you. I am a very transparent therapist and have no problem sharing my own challenges to show my clients that I am human too.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I promise you that there is not a single person in this world that does not have a problem. Coming to therapy is brave, but it does not mean that you are weak. I think that anyone who seeks therapy is amazing for so many reasons. For example, you have the insight and awareness enough to know that you need or want help, which many people lack. Also, allowing yourself to be vulnerable and open up to a therapist is just beautiful and not easy for people as well. You are taking action and that is honorable!
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
In my opinion, the therapeutic alliance is everything. I seek to build alliances with my clients that are healthy, strong, genuine, and collaborative.