I have been asked more than once “Why did you become a therapist?”. Most therapist’s response to this question is along the lines of “I like helping people.” More accurately I really had the desire to understand how people think. I have a true belief that thought patterns and experiences greatly play a part in who we are today.
I have over 14 years of experience working in the counseling profession. During this time I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of professionals who are renowned therapists and psychiatrists, artists, academics, and nurse practitioners. My core motivation when empowering others, is to assist them in achieving a fulfilling, authentic, and connected life. I believe in being an agent for social change and creating paths for others to find their happiness. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults. The therapeutic approaches that I have found to yield the greatest positive results, in my experience, are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Meditative techniques. I have worked in a variety of disciplinary settings such as residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, alternative schools, shelters, intensive in-home services, community based mental health clinics and a Mental Health Professional with Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.