I believe the ability for a client to make lasting change 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 nonjudgmental place to verbalize your concerns. I also would like to help you bring insight to 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.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Aetna • Humana
Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Adult Psychotherapy • Alcoholism • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Binge Eating Disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Bulimia • DBT/CBT • Depression • Divorce • Eating Disorder • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Impulsive Eating Issues • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Roosevelt University, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
- Illinois Counseling Association
- American Counseling Association
- Great Lakes Group Psychotherapy Society
- American Group Psychotherapy Society