I believe that real change occurs when individuals are met with supportive, non-judgmental, and empathic care that is tailored to meet their unique needs. Driven by my belief that therapy is not “one-size fits all”, I utilize various approaches and techniques when working with individuals and families to best fit their needs and goals. As a clinician, I strive to work in a culturally sensitive manner that creates a safe environment which is welcoming to individuals of diverse backgrounds and all different identities. I utilize a variety of empirically supported interventions and practices in my work, including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques, and strive to ensure I provide you with tools to help create authentic, long-lasting change.
I am currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction from the University of Michigan and Master of Arts degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. I have trained in several clinical settings including university clinics, community clinics, and an intensive inpatient psychiatric unit providing services to children and adolescents. I provide both clinical assessment services and short and long-term therapy at Mala Child and Family Institute. My clinical interests and specialties include minority populations, identity development, trauma, life changes, adjustment difficulties, and family/relationship issues. I am passionate about work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
Why did you decide to become a mental health professional?
Because I am passionate about helping individuals heal and thrive. My passion is driven by my commitment to ending the stigma surrounding mental health in my culture and community.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
Connecting with my clients and seeing them connect with themselves on a deeper level. These connections become a foundation where self-love, empathy, and compassion flourish.
What is your ultimate wish for every client?
For them to begin to truly see and accept themselves for who they are. To appreciate all the different parts of themselves that make them unique and one of a kind.
What is your favorite quote?
“The soul of the soul of the universe is love” -Rumi
Who is someone who inspires you?
My husband. He is one of the kindest people I have met, and he inspires me to always treat others (and myself) with compassion, respect, and understanding.
What is your favorite self help book?
“The Untethered Soul” by Michael A. Singer
Who is your ideal client?
Teenagers and young adults
Which conditions do you most enjoy treating?
Issues related to identity development, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, depression, and anxiety. I also enjoy working with personality disorders.
What modalities do you love implementing as a therapist?