“I use client-centered therapy, which puts clients first and creates an empathetic, warm, non-judgmental space.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
I assisted with research at an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) lab in college and saw the positive impact it had on clients. It was then that I realized my life goal to help others reach their potential through therapy. I have taken specialized courses in CBT, and my training allows clients to see quick growth through our work. I also use client-centered therapy, which puts clients first and creates an empathetic, warm, non-judgmental space. The interventions I use are research-based and lead the field in the treatment of anxiety and eating disorders.
What would you want someone to know about working with you?
My sessions are focused on your goals for therapy and your unique life story. I have a client-centered approach and use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to ensure that you are making positive change. Through our work together, your relationship with yourself will improve and, in turn, so will your relationships with others. If we are working on eating concerns and body image, you will see a decrease in problematic behaviors and an increase in self-esteem. I am happy to collaborate with any other providers we see fit, such as nutritionists and psychiatrists, to ensure that you are supported fully. If we are working on ADHD, I can also coordinate with providers for medication management and academic accommodations as needed.
If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?
Therapy is your time. It's a space to use for processing emotions and challenges, set personal goals, and grow to love yourself more. Imagine a judgement-free space to discover who you really are and what you're capable of. That's therapy.
What does your specialized training bring to clients?
My varied trainings allow me to provide more effective, personalized therapy to clients. I am trained to help clients begin or remain in eating disorder recovery and improve their body image and relationship with food. I have also established ADHD protocols for large universities and have worked on two teams gave me advanced training in diagnosing ADHD. My training within LGBTQ populations has taught me how to affirm client experiences. I can assist with gender-affirming surgery letters, relational issues, and identity exploration.
Is there any research-based work you’ve done that you found particularly exciting and how has that informed your practice today?
When completing research on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I saw how specific, well-researched interventions can change a client's life. I apply this knowledge to my focus on eating disorders, ADHD, and work with LGBTQ people, and use these interventions to help clients create change.
“My varied trainings allow me to provide more effective, personalized therapy to clients.”