I have always been interested in why people feel the way they do and how they came to that state of being. The search for that answer led me to become a therapist and to discover that there are real evidence-based ways to help people feel better. I enjoy being a part of a person’s journey towards achieving their goals.
1. What attracted you to being a psychotherapist?
I approach every client with empathy, non-judgment and unconditional positive regard. I believe that once a strong relationship between the therapist and the client is established real change is truly possible. The therapeutic process is a collaboration that allows the client to challenge previously held thoughts, find acceptance in themselves and to develop a vision of the future that is full of possibility.
2. How would you describe your approach with your clients?
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” –Carl Rogers
I think wherever you are in life it is important to remember that how you feel at a particular moment is never permanent and that we all have the capacity to change. Feeling good in life for the most people is not a natural state and we all struggle to become who we want to be. The path forward is one we build everyday and is never set in stone.
3. What's your favorite quote about mental health?
I am always surprised by clients who have been through a lot and who are dealing with really challenging circumstances. It is amazing to see their resilience as they overcome challenges and reach a place of fulfillment.
4. What has surprised you the most about being a psychotherapist?