Life is full of overwhelming experiences, both internal and external. The most challenging yet rewarding decision a person can make is to give space for healing and understanding of those experiences. Stepping into therapy is stepping into a world of exploration, with you as the focus. Engaging in therapy is one of the most courageous steps a person can take on their journey to healing and self-acceptance.
It is my understanding that the client is the expert on themselves in the therapy room. Each person brings with them their own life experiences and perceptions. I use a person-centered therapeutic approach to meet each individual where they are at and move forward from there. I believe the best way I can support you is first by exploring and understanding your needs and personal goals. I’m trained in talk therapy, as well as art therapy. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-based, Mindfulness, and Expressive Arts Therapy modalities into practice.
I have vast experience working with diverse populations of people. I work with adults, children, and families. I have a background working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, mood dysregulation, life adjustments/transitions, physical disabilities, grief, and substance use. I received my Bachelor in Psychological Sciences from Purdue University, with a minor in art & design. I then received my Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University here in Chicago. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Provisionally Registered Art Therapist (ART-P). I consider working alongside the individuals in this community to be the greatest joy of my career. Through this profession, I constantly feel inspired and encouraged by the strength and resilience of the people I get to meet and work with daily. I believe the therapeutic relationship between the counselor and the individual is paramount, grounded in non-judgment and empathy. My personal goal is for your therapeutic growth to transition into your life and provide you with peace and ease as you continue to navigate your journey.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay
ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Adolescent/Child Psychotherapy • Adult Psychotherapy • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Child Psychotherapy • DBT/CBT • Depression • Family Psychotherapy • Gender Dysphoria • LGBTQ • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Personality Disorder • Play Therapy • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues
Education and training
- Adler University, Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy