Vulnerability and emotions can be scary and unfamiliar. I consider it one of the greatest honors to navigate these with a client and help make more sense of them. Through a non-judgmental and trauma-informed approach, I work with clients to help them identify their feelings and situations of uncertainty in order to embrace them for what they are.
I believe the client is the expert in their treatment, and should be treated as such. I offer a collaborative, empathic, and self-empowering approach to treatment. I align closely with therapeutic styles, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). No one client is the same, and I believe their treatment approach should reflect this and be individualized to their needs. To meet my clients where they are, I find it necessary to practice cultural humility and honor the client’s personal values, while offering resources on self-regulation, healthy relationships, and self-confidence. My goal is to help you discover the tools for healing and growth that already lie within you.
In my time as a clinician, I have worked with adults from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. More specifically, I have experience working with substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, family dysfunction, grief/bereavement, relationship problems, psychosis, and personality disorders. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to this, I have earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from the University of Mississippi.
Self pay • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Humana • Aetna
Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • DBT/CBT • Depression • Domestic Violence • Eating Disorder • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Impulsive Eating Issues • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues
Education and training
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Social Work
- University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Psychology