I am an extrovert; I find energy through connecting with others. I have always been this way but didn’t understand the significance of this great gift it was until I was an adult. My ability to connect with others in a sincere, whole-hearted, authentic way is a gift because it enables me to do the thing I love: marriage and family therapy.
Despite my inner knowing that I was designed to work with people, I took a job in technology on Wall Street when I graduated college. I worked in technology for several years, and I hated every minute of it. Looking back, I am grateful that I was so miserable because it led me down a path of intentional self-discovery. In 2017 I quit my job and went on a retreat in Costa Rica to become a certified yoga instructor. During this time, I learned so much about myself. I realized that I had been ignoring important parts of myself for the New York lifestyle, (which didn’t suit me anyway). I completely overhauled my life, packed my belongings, and moved out to Colorado to create a life that inspired me.
I committed myself to self-discovery. I utilized hot yoga to quiet my mind, nature to connect with myself, and self-help books and therapy to learn about myself. Through this work I came home to a career in therapy.
This decision to become a Marriage and Family Therapist changed everything for me. I found myself consistently energized to learn more, I was happier, and I was making a difference in the world that I was truly proud of.