I believe that we, as individuals, have both the capacity and the responsibility for our own healing and personal evolution. My role as a therapist is that of a guide, teacher, and companion as you embark upon your unique journey of self-discovery, inner healing, and transformation.
When approaching your treatment, I emphasize the value of your resilience and innate strengths which I help you to uncover so that you make positive, lasting changes in your life. My work with you will integrate various therapeutic approaches so that I can best meet your individual goals. Ultimately, the authenticity of our connection - the fit - is the most significant indicator of how beneficial the experience becomes for you.
My educational background supports the treatment philosophy that we are all the products of our biology, psychology, families, culture, and social experiences. These internal and external factors impact how we view ourselves and others, manage our successes and perceived failures, and respond to conflict.
In practice, clinical social workers (LCSW), psychologists (PhD/PsyD), and mental health counselors (LMHC) are nearly identical; however, clinical social work represents a uniquely holistic approach to mental health that separates it from other disciplines.