My interests in psychotherapy stem from mindfulness practices that include meditation, breathing practices and yoga. My hope, as a therapist, is to use Eastern medicinal practices combined with Western psychotherapeutic approaches, such as psychoanalysis, existential therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy to incite change and help individuals find balance in their lives.
My Background and Approach
I have been living in Minneapolis for the last 5 years. My undergraduate education was completed at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. I am originally from Philadelphia, PA, but have lived in several cities that have given me an appreciation for new surroundings. My time in between my undergraduate schooling and graduate training was spent in marketing roles that awakened my interest in cognitive processes and relationships. I was determined to pursue my interest in human nature, which has led me to my current path as an aspiring therapist.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that everyone can benefit from mindfulness practices, and I think these techniques can offer a good first step before committing to actionable change. To hold oneself accountable to their own wellbeing, one must believe that they can change, first and foremost. That belief comes from the cognitive process, which we can tune into using mindfulness techniques.