Maybe it is just me, but as a child what I wanted to do when I “grew up” changed over time as I matured and learned more about the world and how it worked. Thus, there was a time that I wanted to be a teacher, an artist, a lawyer, and, in my teenage years, a doctor. From a young age I had a love for writing as well.
Once I reached college and started taking classes, my mind was broadened even further and when I took my first psychology class I fell in love with the information. I wanted to know more about how people thought and how they functioned. This ultimately led me to the field of counseling which provides me with the opportunity to use a variety of my interests including teaching, writing, being creative, and helping others. What I love about the work I do now is being able to experience the process of change with individuals.
As a counselor, I have the opportunity to work with a variety of people with diverse concerns and different stages of life. This both challenges me and keeps things interesting. I have a lot of experience working with children and adolescents and have additional training with this population. Furthermore, I have education in the area of marriage and family therapy and enjoy working with couples and families as well.
I truly enjoy being able to work with individuals that are at different stages as it helps me gain insight into what it means to be human and the diverse processes that we each go through and pushes me to continue to seek knowledge in an array of areas.