About My Clients
I serve teens and adults who manage a variety of issues. Maybe you try to keep busy and distracted because you don’t want to be alone with your thoughts. You often feel irritable; others have said you're “too sensitive.” You feel guarded and hesitant to let people get too close. It's easy to second-guess your feelings and whether they are valid. It's instinct to blame yourself for past mistakes. As a result, your self-worth is not what it could be.
My Background and Approach
I have always cared about other people as well as learning about what makes various individuals tick. I first became intrigued by what "makes us human" in my Psychology courses throughout a Bachelors in Biology. So I trained to be a suicide intervention counselor for a local crisis phone line and then a sexual assault survivor counselor. This, coupled with my own experience in counseling after I unexpectedly lost my father, led me to become a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate. I treat those who are managing issues related to trauma like anxiety, depression, insomnia, and low self-worth. I view counseling from an attachment perspective, which means I think the attachments (or relationships) we have with our primary caregivers growing up greatly shapes us into who we are today. These relationships set the tone for our ability to access our true authenticity. But through self-exploration and awareness, we can change the story.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe in the human capacity to self-heal - especially when equipped with the right tools. I also believe in healing through connection and relationships. Deep healing and growth occur through respectful and authentic relationships, including the counselor-client relationship. Because you are unique, I tailor my approach to your unique situation. Depending on your concerns, we'll develop a treatment plan that outlines your goals and details ways in which we can work toward achieving them. I am LBGTQIA+ affirming, racial justice allied, an advocate for sexual assault survivors, and a promoter of body positivity. I also have experience supporting individuals who are chronically ill. I love The Office, reading fantasy novels, cooking Indian food, and fighting for all that is good in the world.