What was your path to becoming a provider?
I have just always enjoyed watching kids grow and develop and playing a small role in that. I also have an analytic brain that enjoys learning how minds work and grow. Becoming a psychologist was a great way to combine those two passions!
What advice would you give to a family who is on the fence about signing up for a learning assessment (or counseling/therapy)?
I think assessment can be a powerful tool to better understand you or your child's strengths and weaknesses. Children with learning difficulties and/or other psychological difficulties may pull back from the important things in life out of fear of failure or general anxiety. An assessment can help them get the support they need to stay learning, growing, and beginning to pursue what's important and meaningful to them in life.
Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?
It's hard to break down but I just get a lot out helping others succeed. When its easy, then its a lot of fun! When the work is difficult, I think helping students just aligns with who I am and who I want to be: someone who helps others even when its complicated.