What inspired you to pursue a career in therapy?
Becoming a therapist in 2001 was a natural progression in my career after working with families in the community for 10 years. I wanted the training and knowledge of a Master's degree in counseling so that I would be better skilled at helping people.
What types of people do you love to work with?
I enjoy working with families to find creative solutions that resolve ongoing relationship challenges. I also enjoy working with individuals as well. I love to work with people who have been suffering with anxiety and/or depression and are ready or almost ready to try and do something different.
Why do you love working in therapy?
I really enjoy creating a safe, supportive environment for people to work on the changes they want to see.
5. What is the best advice for people considering therapy?
If someone is considering therapy, I think its most important to have a good connection with your therapist. You need to"click" with each other so that you can optimize the possibility of change.
6. How do you recharge your batteries, and nurture yourself?
I am working on nurturing myself by focusing on eating healthy and exercising. I also enjoy my two new grandchildren and spending money on airplane tickets to go see them. They are my new heroes.