In our fast-paced, demanding, minimal forgiveness society, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, worthlessness, sadness, and irritability are much more common than you may realize. These moods can be isolating, confusing, and frustrating and you may find it more and more challenging to function in your day-to-day activities and tasks. I often hear individuals express sadness over their strong ability to access their negative emotions but their inability to “live in the moment” and identify their positive emotions. If any of these fit your current mindset, I want to commend you for taking the steps toward bettering your mental health as sometimes the hardest part is asking for help.
My experience is working with individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, and the general stress of their daily routines. I am incredibly passionate about assisting clients to overcome their feelings of sadness, stress, loneliness, isolation, and irritability. Oftentimes these feelings are misunderstood as most individuals do not have a point of comparison of what feelings are healthy or unhealthy. It is my goal to help my clients better understand and navigate their feelings while aiming to lead a more fulfilled and happy life.
Empathy, advocacy, support, and safety are at the center of my practice; I want clients to feel safe and validated in their space as they navigate through their mental health journey. Utilizing Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) approaches, I center sessions around my client’s unconscious thoughts and explore lifelong and childhood experiences and/or traumas to help clients better understand themselves and their emotions.
Ultimately, you are at the part of your journey that has brought you to this page and I am incredibly happy to have you here. The goal I have for each session is to create a safe, validating, judgment-free space for you to present your most authentic self. Everyone has an embarrassing memory, a confusing thought, or a damaging experience they are afraid to admit or even confront. I feel it is imperative to curate a space in which my clients can comfortably face these parts of themselves to process, heal, and hopefully recover
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay
Adjustment Disorder • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Binge Eating Disorder • Bulimia • DBT/CBT • Depression • Divorce • Domestic Violence • Eating Disorder • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Impulsive Eating Issues • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Perinatal Mental Health • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Sexual Dysfunction • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues • Anger Management • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Life Coaching • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Self Esteem
Education and training
- Loyola University Chicago, MEd Clinical Mental Health Counseling