“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Everyone starts out in this journey of life by taking steps. Sometimes we may stall, lose our way, or feel confused about where we are heading. Other times, we might be going at a pace that's too fast for us to understand what we truly need and value. Because of these difficult experiences, we may feel exhausted, stuck and disappointed, and some of us may also feel like giving up. However, with hope, understanding and support, I believe we can learn to lean into these painful moments, to let them teach us to become more authentic, courageous and kinder versions of ourselves.
With over twenty years of experience working with youth, young adults, adults, and older adults who have been encountering challenges with mental health difficulties, I work from an anti-oppressive, strengths-based, and trauma-informed framework. As a social worker, I consider addressing the social determinants of health to create a holistic treatment plan.