Possibly one of the most overlooked yet effective approaches to taking care of yourself is the simple act of listening–listening to yourself, listening to your body, and having someone you trust listening to you.
Listening is where I like to start – to ensure that before anything else, I take the time to understand who you are. Each individual takes a unique path and one of my goals is to embrace that in a collaborative and open treatment experience. Our therapeutic relationship will be customized to fit your overall objectives. I take a nonjudgmental and empowering approach to ensure that my clients are strengthening their sense of self while acknowledging the past and present challenges.
I received my Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work and have since become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in the mental health field in hospitals, correctional facilities, and community-based settings, allowing me to learn and see the impact of these environments on someone’s overall well-being. I have extensive experience with LGBTIA+ issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and mindfulness. Focusing on a collaborative and strength-based approach is a pivotal part in individual therapy; I also incorporate CBT, DBT, and solution-focused approaches with my clients.
I highly value therapeutic relationships and consider myself honored when a client allows me into the audience to listen to their narrative.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Medicare • Humana • Aetna • United • Cigna • Tricare
Anxiety • DBT/CBT • Depression • LGBTQ+ • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Relationship Issues • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Social Work