Congratulations for taking this important step in your recovery journey. And thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me as a therapist. Choosing a therapist can be challenging (and maybe even a little anxiety provoking!). Yet, it is important to take the time to find someone that you feel may be a good fit to work with towards achieving your wellness goals and living a more fulfilling life. Actually living life, even loving life and not just tolerating it.
Here is a little about me and my own path as therapist, and should you feel like we may be good fit I genuinely look forward to meeting and hopefully working with you. Each of our own personal experiences, dreams, goals, hopes, and needs, both in life and in therapy are unique and individual. You may know exactly what those are for you, or you may feel like you are lost and overwhelmed. Either way, my role is to help you along your own path. To help define what you are struggling with and to take the steps that are needed to work through those struggles and challenges. Whatever your reason is for seeking therapy, know that it can be an incredibly valuable tool towards finding what it is that you are looking for.
To begin with, I have lived experience with mental illness, am a person of color, and the daughter of a 1st generation immigrant. I’ve been in the mental health field in one way or another for well over 20 years working with children/adolescents, families, couples, and adults, both in the public sector and in private practice. While I started my career working with children in group homes, foster care, and with forensic involvement, my passion as a therapist took me in many directions. I’ve worked for many years as both a clinical supervisor for other new and learning therapists, and as an executive operations director in the public mental health sector. I became a licensed therapist almost 15 years ago, but I’ve never stopped learning, growing, and developing. It’s my core belief that it is a privilege and honor to help others live a life worth living. I am devoted your therapeutic growth. I will not tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. Over the years, I’ve received several advanced trainings and certifications that will give you the tools to move you forward on your own recovery journey.
I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I am also a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS). As with anything in therapy, there is no one-size fits all approach. Together, we will create a strategy that works best for you, gives you some relief, hope and tools to use right away.
Again, thank you for taking the time to invest in you and being selective in who to invite into your process. You’ve found the courage to get this far, let’s see how much further we can get together!