As a therapist, my passion lies in working with individuals who are committed to enhancing their emotional well-being and self-awareness. I believe that a vital aspect of personal growth is embracing and acknowledging our emotions in the present moment while also embracing the accumulation of our life experiences from the past. Together, we will explore your inner state, help you gain insight, foster self-acceptance, and empower you to chart a purposeful and fulfilling direction for your future.
My approach draws upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness techniques, as well as humanistic and existential principles. In our sessions, I focus on creating a safe and non-judgmental space, allowing your experience and aspirations to guide the therapeutic process.
MS - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, St. John's University
I've wanted to work in mental health since I was 13 years old. It's always been my passion and interest. I always believed it was meant for me and I never took a serious interest in anything else. I just knew I wanted to understand and help people and that learning about it and doing this work would be a lifelong commitment.
My fun interests include traveling, globally but especially locally, discovering towns, neighborhoods, and restaurants that I didn't come across before. My serious interests include psychology, theology, and current events.
I recharge by exercising and stretching (my favorite thing to do), hiking, visiting a new town, spending time with family and friends, reading, journaling, and praying.
I have two cats. Both of their origin stories are similar though they were found years apart. They were outside…long story short, I wasn't looking to have cats but they were looking for me :)
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