Being an adult can be difficult and confusing, and I’m unaware of any kind of manual to help navigate the difficulties that seem to arise constantly. On top of that, the pandemic has now stretched most of us beyond what we thought we could be capable of.
I approach each interaction with openness and understanding, validating the unique experience each individual has. Trauma-informed and nonjudgmental treatment are integral to my approach to therapy and central to creating lasting change. Allowing the individual to participate and drive treatment goals assists in creating individualized care plans to cater to specific goals set by the client. My approach is an eclectic mix of humanistic and cognitive approaches. Cognitive behavioral therapy skills can support us in our work to connect underlying beliefs and how they play out behaviorally. This theoretical eclecticism allows us to explore both the underlying causes of current distress, as well as coping skills that work for each individual case. Above all else, I believe in person-centered treatment, which means the therapeutic relationship will be collaborative and catered to individual needs. I work from a relational framework that places emphasis on the impact relationships and societal messages have on how we make our way through the world. Harm reduction provides a way to look at substance use that allows for reflection before action, and relapse as part of recovery.
My nearly 10 years of experience working in the mental health field began with work with adolescents in a residential setting, and now I primarily work with adults on an outpatient basis. I specialize in working with adults with mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders. I also have a license in drug and alcohol treatment.
Aetna • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Cigna • Humana • Medicare • Tricare • United • Self pay
Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Adult Psychotherapy • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • DBT/CBT • Depression • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Personality Disorder • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Self Esteem • Sexual Dysfunction • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues
Education and training
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Master in Social Work