I characterize myself as genuine, collaborative, and kind. Outside of counseling, I love spending quality time at home with my husband and our two cats. I also enjoy exploring new coffee shops on weekends with friends.
My approach to therapy is very collaborative and person-centered. I focus heavily on developing rapport with clients and allowing them to adjust to the therapeutic process. Depending on the presenting problem, I like to integrate mindfulness practices and coping mechanisms that can be used early on by the client while we are still getting to know each other. I use CBT approaches with many clients to help them to challenge some of their negative thought patterns that may be impacting various parts of their lives, including self-esteem and relationships. I also believe that the role of the family can be very important in working with many clients and their presenting problems. I like to explore the client’s support system both at home and in their community with them and facilitate discussions on how their family and community may be impacting their life situation. I am particularly passionate about working with clients who are experiencing anxiety in their day-to-day life, trauma, and big life changes.