GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
I BECAME A THERAPIST BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MENTAL WELL-BEING AND HAPPINESS.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE THERAPEUTIC EXPERIENCE IS THE AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIP THAT DEVELOPS BETWEEN CLIENT AND THERAPIST, WHICH CREATES A SENSE OF TRUST AND SAFETY IN THE THERAPY OFFICE AND ALLOWS FOR MEANINGFUL GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION.
When we work together, I help you gain greater self-awareness to identify where changes could be made to improve your happiness and quality of life as well as processing past events that might hold you back from living as your fully authentic self. It’s important in our work together that we have a trusting therapeutic relationship and an environment of acceptance so you can feel safe and comfortable opening up in therapy.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
trust | growth | strength
I also integrate Brene Brown’s powerful research of vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy in my work with clients, utilizing techniques and strategies to help individuals integrate it into their personal and professional lives.
WHO I WORK WITH
WHAT IF I WANT TO TRY THERAPY BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO WORK ON?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the sister school to Carbondale (SIUC), where I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology and minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
- I am working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor with 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 have extensive training in crisis management, counseling, advocacy, and domestic violence and sexual assault.
Speaks two languages
Loves to travel