I approach my work with a passion for understanding people, personality development, and how the use of insight and intention can lead to lasting, meaningful change. I seek to better understand the ways in which our unique histories contribute to our perspectives on ourselves, our worldviews, and how we relate to others.
I use empathy and curiosity in building a therapeutic alliance with my clients, using this as a jumping-off point to explore what techniques and approaches would best help them to meet their treatment goals, and live their meaningful life. I will seek to understand the concerns that bring you to treatment at this time, and how your unique experiences relate to both your current struggles as well as to the strengths you can utilize in overcoming these struggles.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and individual, couples, and group therapist. I received my Master’s of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and my Bachelor’s in Social Work from Indiana University. I am well-versed in exploring the links between trauma, mood disorders, and addictions, and the ways in which these intersect and compound one another. I also specialize in working with young adults experiencing struggles with a life transition. I utilize a myriad of approaches including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Family Systems, Internal Family Systems, Gottman Method, and Psychodynamic Trauma Processing. I have worked in various settings, including residential rehabilitation, child welfare, schools, and outpatient practice.
Aetna • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Cigna • United • Self pay • Medicare •
Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Binge Eating Disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Bulimia • Daytime Sleepiness • DBT/CBT • Depression • Divorce • Domestic Violence • Eating Disorder • EMDR • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Occupational Difficulties • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Masters of Social Work
- Indiana University, Bachelors in Social Work