The most rewarding thing about being a therapist is creating a relationship with my clients where they feel safe and empowered to be themselves. Helping someone accept who they are is a great catalyst for change. As a high school counselor for the last 19 years, I have learned that change is a pivotal part of life and one of the most common
reasons someone seeks the help of a therapist in the first place.
Establishing supportive and positive relationships is at the core of my professional
ethos. As a high school counselor, I strive to consistently build strong connections with
students, their families, and various professionals in the medical and educational
sectors. My collaborative approach to therapy ensures that all stakeholders are actively
engaged in the therapeutic process, fostering an environment conducive to positive
change outcomes. I fiercely advocate for school-aged children to access reasonable
accommodations through Section 504 and IDEA.
Yet, change is hard! I have spent my career learning different therapeutic skills so that I
can work with diverse mental health concerns across the lifespan with a strong
emphasis on locus of control and change. I use a variety of Cognitive-Behavioral
Therapy strategies, play, and talk during sessions in order to help clients accept
themselves and identify empowering ways to advocate for their wellness. I use a
neurodiversity-affirming approach to therapy so that all clients understand that they are
accepted for who they are as we work together to accomplish their goals.