What brings a person to therapy? The answer is going to be different for everyone and it’s not always clear-cut. For a lot of people, it’s because they feel there’s some sort of problem in their life and they want help to fix it. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help or even to talk with someone about personal problems, especially when we’re feeling vulnerable. Whatever the reason is, that person has found themselves looking for a therapist to help them.
I take an integrative approach to help provide the most effective treatment. This way therapy can be tailored to each person’s specific needs. Using an empathetic and non-judgmental stance I will listen and work collaboratively with clients to create a plan and help the person gain the insight and the tools needed to achieve their goals. I draw from Client-Centered and Psychodynamic modalities and incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness, among others.
I’ve worked primarily with adults and have been fortunate to work with people who come from very different backgrounds in a community setting, as well as outpatient, residential, and mandated treatment settings. I have helped clients work through issues such as mood disorders, life transitions, trauma, grief, domestic violence, and anger. My experience also includes working with people who have suicidal thoughts and engaged in self-harming behavior, bipolar disorders, psychosis, and personality disorders. I look forward to helping anyone who enters therapy answer the question of why they are there and do my best to help them improve their quality of life.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • United • Aetna • Humana • Cigna
Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Depression • Domestic Violence • Gender Dysphoria • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • LGBTQIA+ • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Personality Disorder • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Governors State University, Master of Arts in Psychology
- Psi Chi - The International Honor Society in Psychology