I believe in creating a therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the client’s therapeutic journey. I say journey because my role is to understand clients’ worldviews and experiences through their perceived lens; while creating a space that allows clients to take the lead in their own stories. This practice encourages the client’s ability to process, explore, and develop effective solutions. I view the therapeutic process as a collaboration that facilitates compassion and unconditional positive regard. I work through a trauma-informed lens with adults, adolescents, and young adults experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties to assist clients in the development of coping skills to address life stressors. I believe in an empathic approach that empowers and motivates clients for self-discovery.
I am a graduate of Chicago State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in clinical mental health counseling. I have experience working with many areas of mental health. These areas are anxiety depression, self-esteem, grief, trauma, and others. The therapeutic framework I use is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) approach, to explore and process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, while also working on emotional regulation and mindfulness skills.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Aetna
ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • DBT/CBT • Depression • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Play Therapy • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Chicago State university, Masters of Arts counseling