I knew I wanted to be a mental health counselor as a high school student, where the sage counsel of my school’s therapist helped me navigate my social, family, and academic life. But my path to the therapist’s “chair” has been far from a straight line. When many of my peers began their college careers, I began a family. For 15 years, I was focused on my family and also became a jack of all trades while managing family businesses. It was also during this time that I did the work of transforming myself through therapy. By the time I created the opportunity to get my degree in Social Work, it was with an even greater conviction in my goals than I had in my youth. I wanted to level up in my own life, set a proud example for my children, and help others take ownership of their lives through self-discovery and reflection.
My counseling style is relatively laid back. I operate from a collaborative approach that recognizes you, the client, as the expert of your own experience. I have been described as a supportive, caring, and nonjudgmental therapist who likes to keep it real with a dash of the occasional comic relief. In our work together, we will focus on identifying your strengths and helping you maximize them to overcome your obstacles, both internal and external. I am here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgement.
“The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.”
“One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something.”
Henry David Thoreau
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