I am drawn to the field of counseling because I have repeatedly seen the beneficial impact of being heard and feeling understood. I believe that talk therapy can provide relief and solace for everyone and allow them to feel comfortable in their own skin.
I am drawn to person-centered approaches that foster empathy and compassion and allow us to build a strong connection that serves as the foundation of our work together. I also have additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, the Gottman Method Couples Therapy — Level 1, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
While serving through an ethical and multicultural lens, I hope to provide a safe and comfortable space for people to explore their deepest thoughts and feelings with me. In addition, we will work together to gain insight and awareness into what skills will better serve you in navigating the stressors and challenges you face.
With that, I recognize that other approaches and interventions are helpful and will implement those when appropriate. I believe that everyone is their own expert, and my role is to support people in utilizing their expertise to become more self-aware, gain personal insight, and achieve growth.
Taking the step to seek counseling is very difficult. I recognize how scary it is to essentially volunteer yourself to let your guard down and be vulnerable. My goal is to make this journey as comfortable and easy as possible. I am proud of you for being here and hope we can work towards your better well being together!
The coolest thing I’ve ever done is eat Gruyère cheese in Gruyère, Switzerland!
Wildflowers make me tear up because I love them so much!
My Myers-Briggs type is ISFJ!
I’m obsessed with coming up with different smoothie and juice recipes!
If I could have any superpower, it would be teleportation so I could visit loved ones and travel to new places in the blink of an eye!