Thank you for visiting my professional page. I’ve been working with children, adults, and couples for several years and through my experience, I’ve developed beliefs about healthy development. The first is, that our experiences shape who we are and everyone deserves to be treated with patience, respect, and dignity. We need a safe environment to open up and develop self-compassion. Secondarily, we need support and cannot work through our problems alone. Lastly, it takes the intention to change patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
Throughout my career, I have worked in residential treatment centers, crisis centers, and schools. I’ve been working primarily with people who manage conditions such as; ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD/trauma experiences, gambling, and substance use disorders. I have equal experience with children, adolescents, and adults. I also see couples working on communication issues, conflict resolution, and differing relationship expectations.
I believe that people are the expert in their own life and should feel empowered to process and work through their struggles with the support of others. I use a humanistic approach and incorporate my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into my sessions.
Therapy is about creating something together and it’s my position to provide tools and support clients in developing insight, self-knowledge, and self-acceptance.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Aetna • Tricare • United • Cigna • Humana
ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anxiety • Autism • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • DBT/CBT • Depression • Divorce • Eating Disorder • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Men's Health Issues • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Occupational Difficulties • Play Therapy • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Northeastern Illinois University, Community/Mental Health Counseling
- American Counseling Association