Depending on the age of my patient, I primarily utilize a behavioral or cognitive-behavioral theoretical framework that emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to assessment and therapy. I feel that one of the great things about cognitive-behavioral therapy is that it is patient-driven, and allows the opinions, feelings, and goals of each individual to shape the treatment process.
I evaluate and treat children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of developmental, emotional, and behavioral concerns.
I strive to adapt my skill set to meet the needs of each patient that walks through the door. Doing so not only allows them to feel comfortable, but fosters a safe, trusting, and nonjudgmental relationship that ensures a strong therapeutic alliance. Given my personality, I tend to use humor and real life examples/scenarios to make therapy an enjoyable yet practical experience.
I took a clinical psychology class during my sophomore year of college and was immediately hooked. I realized that pursuing a career in the mental health field would allow me to help others through a variety of emotional hardships.
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with family and friends, playing with my dog Birdie, working in my yard, and going to the beach. For entertainment, I love stand up comedy and true crime podcasts.
Tough question. I would have a hard time choosing between Good Will Hunting and The Shawshank Redemption. I love the message that everyone, no matter what they've been through or the mistakes they've made, is redeemable and worthy of happiness.
Most likely a veterinarian.