I often like to joke that therapy chose me. Since childhood I have been listening to people’s stories. Friends in middle school used to refer to me as the “school psychologist” and their parents would come to me when they were worried about their child. In my sales job in early adulthood, my customers would tell me about their life struggles and problem relationships. Random strangers in stores and parking lots would begin talking to me about the most intimate details of their lives wanting to be heard and often seeking guidance. I guess I always thought this was normal, until other people around me began to notice and comment on it. So I asked some of the people I encountered why they felt they could open up to me. They would say I was easy to talk to and they felt better after our time together.
After years of trying to figure out where I belonged professionally, I realized it had been there all along… I was born to listen to others to help them restore their hope, heal their heart, and move towards having the life they deserve.
Becoming a therapist has been a rewarding journey that I genuinely believe was meant for me. I feel it is a true honor that people let me into their lives and entrust their inner most thoughts and feelings to my care. I will walk with you in your recovery. You are not alone!