I take value in helping clients who feel stagnant and struggle to overcome obstacles. Clients may often find themselves feeling alone during these difficult times. However, I believe that with awareness and a strong therapeutic relationship we are able to navigate through life’s encounters.
I take time to understand and empathize with my clients so they feel safe and supported. I focus on empowering my clients to feel comfortable and motivated to engage and collaborate on their therapeutic goals. I believe that my clients are able to improve their own personal growth by working collectively with each individual. I understand that each client’s story is unique and that I am able to assist my clients in recognizing their strengths and potential.
I am a Licensed Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Aurora University. I have worked in various settings helping treat adolescents and adults in diverse levels of care including acute psychiatric in-patient, residential rehabilitation, and community mental health. While working in these settings, I have participated in case management, mentoring, group facilitation, individual, and family therapy. I have clinical experience working with individuals of all ages dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, and other mental health issues. I take an eclectic approach to therapy and utilize a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Aetna • Humana
ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Adolescent/Child Psychotherapy • Adult Psychotherapy • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • DBT/CBT • Depression • Life Transition • Men's Health Issues • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Personality Disorder • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry
Education and training
- Aurora University, Master of Social Work
- Aurora University, Bachelor of Social Work