Why I do this work
The moment I decided I wanted to be a therapist, I was sitting in a group at an inpatient substance use treatment center. It was there that I received help for my 11-year alcohol and drug addiction. I had tried quitting hundreds of times, but somehow knew that this time was it. Something inside me decided that I deserved better. I decided that I was the only one who had the power to choose what my life was going to look like. I was going to do whatever it took to remain sober. Everything in my life changed. I felt like it was a miracle that I could recover from something that had control over me for so long. I wanted to share this with others and help them realize that it is possible to get better.
I have been living in recovery for 9 years. In that time, I have gotten married, had two children, and completed graduate school. In 2015, I began working as a counselor helping those with substance use and mental health issues. By doing my own work with therapists, I have learned how to manage my mental health and value the support that the therapeutic relationship provides. I am passionate about helping people in early recovery and those who have recently decided to stop using drugs and alcohol. So much change and growth is happening at this time and I love being a part of it! I truly enjoy helping my clients learn to love and believe in themselves.