Experiencing my own traumatic loss and grief led me to my life’s purpose of helping others discover their resilience and the power in choosing to heal. Loss, tragedy and unexpected change are part of our human experience that no one truly escapes. I believe that those who have found their way back to lives truly worth living have made intentional choices to get there.
1. What attracted you to being a psychotherapist?
My approach with my clients is to offer a connection of kindness and encouragement with gentle guidance when helpful. Healing as with most things in life is not linear and there are many ups and downs; with a deeply personal and collaborative approach, we work together to find empowering tools and new perspectives to manage life’s setbacks. Healing allows us to live today while creating and managing distance from the pain of the past.
2. How would you describe your approach with your clients?
Don't run away from grief, o’ soul/ Look for the remedy inside the pain/ because the rose came from the thorn/ and the ruby came from a stone. - Rumi
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou
3. What's your favorite quote about mental health?
The human capacity for resilience never ceases to amaze me! At the end of many of my days I reflect back on my clients and am awestruck at their commitment to healing and their willingness to work through some really tough life experiences. I continue to be so honored of their trust in me.
4. What has surprised you the most about being a psychotherapist?