I firmly believe the state of your physical health begins with your mental health. My passion for psychiatry is driven by facilitating meaningful and lasting change in my patients’ lives. I believe in a collaborative approach to create personalized treatment plans for patients by using a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle recommendations. I am a compassionate and empathetic provider and offer a welcoming environment for open communication and expression. I understand the importance of mental health and want my patients to know they are not alone.
I am a state-licensed and nationally board-certified Physician Assistant. I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. I completed my Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Dubuque in Iowa. During my studies, I received training in psychiatry, addiction medicine, women’s health, internal medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine. I am skilled in working with a variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and sleep disorders. I take pride in working in the field of psychiatry. I understand the impact mental health has on overall well-being and quality of life.
Medicare • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Cigna • Self pay • United • Aetna • Tricare
ADD/ADHD Medication Management • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Depression • Eating Disorder • Insomnia • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Adult Psychotherapy • Anger Management • Daytime Sleepiness • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Occupational Difficulties • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- University of Dubuque, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
- Medication Assisted Treatment, Title X Waiver
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants
- American Society of Addiction Medicine