My Approach to Helping
Do not give your past the power to define your future. We all make mistakes and can use them as learning experiences. Sometimes we need assistance to help us gain the clarity we need to move forward in life when we feel hindered by our past. Seeking help is the first step on the road to creating a life of abundance and happiness for yourself.
I decided to become a therapist after working several years in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. I recognized my ability to establish rapport with clients and felt a burning desire to find a way that I could better serve the populations I was working with. I decided to return to school to obtain my master's degree and seek licensure so that I could provide the one-on-one attention that my client needed.
The biggest barrier to finding quality treatment is accessibility. In my time working as a therapist I have seen the demand for therapy skyrocket while the amount of professionals has remained constant, which has led to a situation where clients in dire need are subject to waiting several months just to schedule an intake session. There are also very few therapists who are available for after-hours appointments which makes it difficult for clients to juggle their work schedules to meet their therapeutic needs.