I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist specializing in eating disorders. I received my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, with a specialization in mental health. I have expertise in working with all forms of eating disorders in both outpatient and higher levels of care. Eating disorders are often accompanied by other mental health concerns, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, and interpersonal relationship struggles. I am passionate about providing support to those battling eating disorders and offer a multidimensional approach that emphasizes the inclusion of race, gender identity, sexuality, body size, and ethnicity.
I practice from a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, and I am dedicated to working with my clients in building a relationship with their bodies that works for them. I believe that everyone’s struggles are unique and must be managed through a personalized approach that considers one’s environment, lived experiences, and history. I use a strength-based approach that emphasizes the integration of body, mind, and spirit to care for the whole person. I am cognizant to approach everyone with an awareness of the intersectionality of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and varying abilities.
I believe you are the expert in your own life and I view my role as a resource to assist you in reaching your therapeutic goals. We all have inherent worth, purpose, and unique capabilities and we are not alone in our need for support from others while navigating through life.