Tell us about you and why you wanted to become a therapist.
I know how it feels to struggle or be going through a hard time. I’ve experienced both having good support and feeling unsupported during those times. It can be tough waters to navigate alone, and I believe that everyone should receive the support they need. For me personally, having someone to listen, understand, and validate my experience makes a world of difference, so being able to be a safe person for someone else is why I wanted to become a therapist. I also think it always helps to gain a different perspective, and that’s what I like to bring into my sessions too.
What do you love about being a therapist?
I love getting to know my clients. I love listening to their stories and learning about them: what makes them laugh, what makes them cry, what gets them angry. I find humans fascinating because you never know what experiences they have gone through and who they are until you get to know them! But my favorite part about being a therapist is getting to witness when people grow, and change happens. Nothing is more rewarding then being able to highlight those accomplishments and celebrate that with them.
How would you describe yourself as a therapist?
Authenticity, compassion, curiosity, humor and fun! Those are probably the five words I would use to describe myself as a therapist and the values I hold as a therapist. (Also, I’m surprised I could come up with that because I usually have a hard time!)
Who do you love working with in therapy?
My motto with this is “you never know until you try.” Every client is new and different so as long as we connect and you feel comfortable, then I want to work with you! What is great about my profession is that there is always room to grow. I want to continue to challenge myself as a therapist to grow and try because I never want to get bored with what I’m doing.
Do you have a particular theory or framework that guides your work as a therapist? If so, describe it and tell us why you use that.
I’m client-centered and eclectic. I want to find what works best for you, and I like being able to pull techniques from other modalities. Finding the best fit is most important to me. Nothing fits better like a good pair of jeans! Just kidding (but not really). If it doesn’t work, then it’s not going to be helpful or effective, so a client-centered approach with a lot of client feedback is how I like to base my work.
Share one thing you are passionate about in your professional or personal life.
HUMOR and having fun!!
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