Everyone is worthy of having their story heard. As a therapist, I want to support your authentic self – that which makes you different from anyone else. Our stories matter – it’s who we truly are. We each have strengths and assets, along with vulnerabilities and areas we could improve. Instead of avoiding the areas that may be bringing us down, I encourage clients to engage in personal growth and exploration.
When I meet a new client, I acknowledge that you’ve already taken the courageous step of showing up and asking to be seen and heard. I will take the time to hear your story – including your values, strengths, challenges, and help you look deeper within yourself. Showing vulnerability is an opportunity for growth. Vulnerability builds resiliency, hope, and healing. It shows humility and humanity and we can grow from a place of vulnerability.
With each session, you can expect empathy, compassion, and validation of your life experiences to create a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship. I value mindfulness, reflection, and attunement to your lived experiences. I utilize a holistic approach focusing on the integration of emotional, physical, and one’s innate strength to find their authentic self. I have a passion for each person to find their purpose to live a life of restoration, joy, contentment, and overall wellness in the wholeness of their lives. I will work with you to create a therapeutic approach to help transition from where you are now, to where you want to be.
My formal training includes a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance and a Master’s degree in Social Work, Graduate Certificate in Social Work Practice with Family & Couples from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Certificate in Organizational Inclusion & Diversity – from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.