I believe my role as a therapist is never to “fix” a client, but to empower them to uncover a more enriched, fulfilled life that they deserve. Listening with sincere empathy, remaining without judgment, and guiding the client to a better understanding of self in a safe and honest place shapes the foundation for positive changes.
Individualized treatment goals are developed through collaboration between the client and myself based on what they would like to achieve in therapy. I understand at times it can be challenging to know what we would like to achieve or what therapy even entails, just that something needs to change. In building rapport and a therapeutic relationship those goals will become much clearer. I realize the client is the utmost expert of themselves, and I am honored to walk alongside individuals on their journey and combine our expertise to shape lasting change. Through therapeutic work and life experiences of my own, I uncovered an aspect of tremendous importance and meaning to me: striving to reduce suffering in the communities which I serve and have a positive impact on others by means I have available to me. I take pride in deeply listening, understanding, and empathizing with people through the lens they view the world. I regularly look to build upon my skills and I am continually learning about the human condition professionally and personally while passionately applying it to my work.
Becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor is more than a career choice for me, it provides great meaning, and despite the sometimes challenging nature of the work, I look forward to any time spent with clients. I integrate a person-centered, strength-based approach, utilizing facets from psychodynamics, existential therapy, CBT, DBT, and ACT. I work with adult men and women who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, dissatisfaction at work, grief/loss and bereavement, relationship issues, and/or difficulty communicating their needs. Assisting navigating the various transitions and challenges we face in life. I have additional specialization working with men who need support in developing work-life balance, managing stress, improving self-esteem, sense of self, deepening interpersonal relationships, and a variety of issues specific to men.
Aetna • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Humana • Tricare • Self pay
ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Adjustment Disorder • Adolescent/Child Psychotherapy • Adult Psychotherapy • Anger Management • Anxiety • Daytime Sleepiness • DBT/CBT • Depression • Divorce • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Insomnia • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Men's Health Issues • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Narcissism • Occupational Difficulties • Personality Disorder • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Racial Identity • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Northwestern University, Master of Arts Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- National Board of Certified Counselors
- American Counseling Association
- American Mental Health Counselors Association
- Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association