In therapy, people have the opportunity to be their most authentic selves, they get to fully open up about the hardships, life transitions, trauma, about all those irrational thoughts and chaos that they may be living in. I get to be the sounding board; I have the privilege of getting to listen and help sort out how you want your future look. I want to help support you in creating the best version of yourself and then celebrate those successes. I value authenticity, empathy, compassion, and humor. My purpose is that this comes across in my practice, so you feel connected and valued while we work together.
I come from the belief that we are always doing our best in most situations especially in times of hardship or chaos. That being said, I think we are able to learn and grow in how we face difficult situations. I believe that people are affected by many aspects of their world including family, friends, environment, past experiences, etc. I try to take all aspects of one’s system into account when helping one develop insight or find solutions that can create a happier future.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in addiction and recovery studies. During this time, I held jobs where I fell in love with making connections with others and helping support individuals through difficult life journeys. Working in substance use, mental health and eating disorder treatment facilities, I saw that no one ended up in these situations by accident. I felt a calling to stand by people going through difficult life transitions. I graduated with my master’s degree in social work which has shaped how I connect with others and aspire to help others see their worth and value.
I have found my passion in working with teenagers and young adults who are facing difficult life transitions, co-occurring mental illness, and low self-esteem or self-worth. Through working at many different levels of care such as inpatient, outpatient, and individual therapy, I feel I have a grasp on what makes the most impact during times of distress. I know often times in young adulthood and teen years life can feel very isolating and parents can feel at a loss for their child, I hope to offer some collaboration and understanding for everyone in therapy.
“It’s a privilege to be able to bear witness to someone’s story when they may not have had the chance to tell it before” – Lindy Alexander
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