GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
I’m passionate about helping others and supporting clients as they discover the power they have within themselves. It’s an honor to hear a client’s story and work with them to find inner peace, confidence in themselves, and a sense of balance in the world. Being able to find joy in your life is vital to making it through. Having someone to support you through anything, and help you to realize the strength you hold within yourself means so much. I also understand that people have to face so many intersectional issues because of injustice in our society. I want to be a part of the work that must be done to support people through those experiences.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP PEOPLE HAVE A SAFE AND NON-JUDGMENTAL SPACE WHERE THEY CAN FEEL SEEN, HEARD, AND ACCEPTED.
I appreciate each clients background, identities and personal experiences. In my work with clients, I incorporate humor and laughter, and believe that joy can play a significant role in the healing process. My foundation is built upon the pillars of empathy, acceptance, and vulnerability.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
validation | acceptance | authenticity
WHAT IF IT FEELS LIKE THERAPY IS A NEVER-ENDING PROCESS?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I graduated from the University of Missouri with a Master’s degree in Social Work.
- I am a Licensed Social Worker through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- I have completed a 27.5 hour Living Brave course by Dr. Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy.
- I am a strong ally for racial justice, body inclusivity, and the queer community.
“You are your best thing.” – Toni Morrison
Loves traveling the world
Enjoys trying new restaurants
Likes long walks listening to good music