7 Fun Facts About Me
#1 – I was born and raised in NY but have never been to NYC.
City energy is a lot for me and feels more draining than uplifting. Mountains and water replenish me so much more.
#2 – I’m left-handed, but everyone in my family is right-handed.
They tried to teach me to shoot hoops and bat right-handed. To this day, I still get confused when I pick up a basketball or go to bat.
#3 – My nickname growing up was Ally.
When I go home to visit, my parents’ close friends still call me that. It still feels very endearing to me.
#4 – I’m terrified of dogs and snakes.
I’ve been bitten numerous times by dogs, so that’s enough for me. Snakes? Well… yuck! I’m settling into a cat lady role.
#5 – My greatest social work skills were learned at an inner-city convenient store in upstate NY.
I worked my way through high school, college, and grad-school through this grassroots experience. I ran my own version of a foodbank and soup-kitchen out of the backdoors of that convenient store trying to make a difference the best way I could.
#6 – I still use a day planner, and probably always will despite the latest technology.
I’m a firm believer in ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. Technology is not my strength so the paper day planner has always worked for me. I ‘m a tactile learner, and love the feeling of holding my schedule in my hands (probably a sense of control). I get very excited every year to pick out my new book, but have always settled in with the same book each year.
#7 – You will see a very different side of me if I am behind you driving slowly in the fast lane.
I’ve been known to be a bit feisty, and I’m a strong advocate for fairness. Breaking the rules has it’s time and place, but not in the fast lane!
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8 Fun Facts About Me, The Therapist and Coach
#1 – I love what I do.
This work is so much more than a “job”. It’s a soul-journey that I’m blessed to walk through with clients like you.
#2 – I have over 25 years of experience and yet I’m still figuring it out.
I’ve dedicated my entire career to this mission and it reflects in my work with each person I have the privilege of working with. No matter how much experience I have, I still consider you to be the expert of your life. I’m simply here to guide, reflect, and support you along the way.
#3 – I strongly believe in meeting you with honesty and authenticity wherever you are.
I offer acceptance and acknowledgment to empower you to raise the bar on your thoughts and behaviors so you can finally let go of fear, excuses, and old habits to reach your goals.
#4 – I am highly committed to your success and I believe change is possible no matter the circumstances.
With over 25 years in the field, I’ve earned the reputation as a trusted, deeply experienced, and highly intuitive therapist and coach who ‘just gets you’. You define your success and together, we’ll create the steps to get you there.
#5 – Your well-being matters to me.
I support, challenge, and guide you along your journey. I will challenge you to go beyond your comfort zone as you stretch and grow in reaching your goals but never judge or assess your success, that’s solely up to you.
#6 – Those who work with me report real results and lasting change.
My clients find new levels of self-worth, self-understanding, relationship health, communication, and personal performance, as well as overall mood and functioning. Watching my clients grow, learn, and reach their goals is one of my deepest joys.
#7 – I meet you where you are.
No matter your style, I offer you a wide variety of services that will educate, equip, and empower you in a way that best suits your needs. You are the one who defines your success, willingness, and readiness.
#8 – I come alongside you.
Regardless of which path you choose in your work, I will come alongside you in developing your strengths, celebrating your successes, and reaching your greatest potential. Let’s do this!!
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