Why did you become a mental health service provider? I became a provider to help individuals with their struggles. There is much more trauma in people’s lives than they may be aware of. I want to assist them in becoming empowered to not only cope, but to be happy and healthy!
What qualities best describe the care you provide to your patients? I believe my patients and empathize with them. I get to really know my patient. By doing this, I can truly understand what they are dealing with. Every individual has their own unique situation and their own unique feelings. This is the best way to know how to help each person.
Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day? I care about my patients’ wellbeing. I look forward to seeing them so I can do my best to help them improve. When my patients feel better, I feel better.
What is the most important message you would like to share with your patients? You do not have to struggle. If there’s an opportunity for you to feel better, reach out and schedule an appointment. It is a safe place where you can tell your truth.
What would you like your patients to know about you? I truly believe each individual I come into contact with is special and valuable.
Are there any fun facts that you would like the community to know about you? I like to learn new things. It opens up my mind and is exciting. Traveling is wonderful because I get to see things I’ve never seen before and learn about other cultures. The ocean is one of my favorites! I love animals. I like to roller skate and have a pair of the ‘old style’ skates.
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, being outside in the sun, reading and going to movies.
Training: Trauma Theory & Practice; Neurobiology; Marital & Family Therapy; Grief; Crisis Intervention; Psychopathology; Inequality; Diversity & Social Justice; Play Therapy