When I was first designing content for my website, I was going to use this space to tell you about my years of experience, certifications, and qualifications. Then I realized: You’re not here to see what degrees I have, you’re here to see if I can actually be helpful to you.
What is it like to have me as your therapist?
I’m not a regular therapist, I’m a cool therapist. (if you get that ‘Mean Girls’ reference, it’s safe to say we will work well together). But seriously, I do not fit the mold of what most people have come to think of when they think of “therapist.”
I am a millennial woman. And I know life for women is real shit sometimes. I’m approachable, real, and one of the most non-judgmental people you will ever meet. I may have a few letters after my name that make me professionally qualified to talk to you about your thoughts and feelings, but what makes me a good therapist is that therapy with me won’t feel like ‘therapy.’ It is not boring. Or clinical.
While knowing where you come from is important, I won’t force you to lay on a couch and talk about your childhood relationship with your dad (unless you want to – totally cool by me). I know what it’s like to have a therapist that is un-relatable, stuffy, and sterile. It’s shitty, and I won’t do that to you. Promise.
And when I say I am non-judgmental, I mean it. Like, really mean it. I promise you can tell me anything (yes, even your deepest, darkest secret that would inspire jaw drops and shame from your judgy friends) – you will not get any judgment from me. Trust and emotional safety is so important to me, and to the therapy process. I’ve got you.
Now, In Case You Want It, Here Is My Experience:
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor – North Carolina (License No. 13580)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor – Massachusetts (License No. 9059)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Certification No. 1-19-40270)
Master’s of Psychology (Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage & Family Therapy) – Springfield College, 2012
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – Smith College, 2009
In my 10+ years of experience working in the mental health field, I’ve developed a style that incorporates a variety of therapeutic techniques. Here are a few that I use most often (in case that sort of thing interests you):
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)