What made you decide to become a mental health provider?
The decision to become a social worker and therapist was natural to me. I have always been drawn to the uniqueness of the human experience. In fact, as a young child, I remember riding in the car as a passenger and as each car passed by, I felt curious about what people’s stories were. As I continued to follow my curiosity, I discovered the field of clinical social work in college. I was so excited to have the opportunity to deeply study human behavior! Throughout college, I was able to work in a variety of mental health settings; these experiences further solidified my desire to continue pursuing the field of clinical social work.
What are your areas of expertise?
As I was pursuing my Bachelor’s of Social Work at the University of Michigan, I worked in an underserved area with families who were impacted by incarceration. In this setting, I served families by providing them with tools, empathy, and education needed to cope with the emotional impact of having a loved one incarcerated. I also worked as a case manager and advocate by connecting families with community resources such as access to clean water, housing, and state assistance.
Following my work with families impacted by incarceration, I discovered how meaningful individual therapy can be and I wanted to focus my social work skills clinically. During graduate school, I worked in a community mental health setting. In this role, I provided weekly individual therapy to individuals who struggled with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship difficulties and stress. Once I graduated with my Master’s of Social Work degree from Michigan State University, I pursued my passion for therapy in a partial hospitalization program providing group, family and individual therapy to those experiencing mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders.
My Skill Set and Beliefs
I work with adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma related disorders, life transitions and individuals who struggle with “maladaptive perfectionism”. I am passionate about working together, human to human, to help you non-judgmentally examine your challenges and move toward a deeper understanding of yourself. In doing so, we will consider your relationships, financial, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Ultimately, my goal is to assist you in regaining your personal power that will help you create lasting emotional and behavioral change.
What do you find most enjoyable about your job?
One of the things that I find enjoyable about my job are the connections built in the therapeutic space. There are moments when clients learn new insights or have a different understanding about the events in their lives. I love that I can be a part of these moments! This being “in sync” or, “in flow” between therapist and client is something I feel privileged and grateful to experience. I cannot think of a more rewarding job.
What do you like to do in your free time?
When I am not in the office, you can find me practicing yoga, taking mindful walks, reading and spending time with my loved ones.
What is your favorite quote?
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
~Mary Ann Radmacher
Where is your favorite place to travel?
My favorite place to travel to is the state of Colorado. I have driven through most of it exploring national and state parks. Colorado has so much natural wonder to offer!
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