I came into the field of psychology later than some people. In college, my interests were more focused on language and the arts: creative writing and theater while on my college campus in Maine, and Spanish language and Latin American literature while living abroad in Mexico and Argentina. I didn’t consider psychology as a career until I had been out of college for several years. Nevertheless, many of the skills I developed at that time are the foundation of an effective therapist: being curious and open toward people, listening closely and without judgment, expressing thoughts and emotions genuinely and coherently, and approaching new situations and people with humility and respect.
I currently hold licenses to practice clinical psychology in Oregon and California. All licensing and insurance is up to date (2023).