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I believe the ability of a client to make lasting changes in their life depends in part on the value of the therapeutic relationship. That is why I am honored as you share with me in the therapy session. I hope from the moment I meet you I can help you understand the counseling process by providing a safe and non-judgmental place to verbalize your concerns. I also would like to help you bring insight into your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that you might be unaware of. I do so in a compassionate and collaborative way for you to be able to explore your career, relationships, family, and purpose in life.
My first career was as a professional flute player in orchestras and I taught flute to students of all ages. Then I decided to make a career change and become a professional counselor because of my empathic nature, ability to communicate in a warm and inviting way and comfortability with mental illness. I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University and am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I practice Psychodynamic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Narrative therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention therapy. I also utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a type of therapy that focuses on learning four components: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance. I offer individual and group counseling for adults.