Hi! I am a trauma-informed harm reduction therapist who understands the decision to begin therapy is often a hard one. You are the expert in your life and therefore I will always follow your lead while never sitting from a place of judgment.
I am a lifelong Chicagoan and understand the diverse culture of this great city; as a woman of color, I have a unique perspective on what trauma is and how it can manifest in us all. As a result, there is no story or situation that is too far-fetched.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from National Louis University in Behavioral Science and a minor in Psychology. I received my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago, and I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
I want you to feel comfortable and safe in the space I provide so I offer a few different modalities that are all client-centered, those are CBT, ACT, and Relational Cultural Therapies, I am also available for “talk therapy”. I believe in the use of self in my practice as this allows me to walk with you during our time together, as I utilize a “power with” model not “power over.”
During my time at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, I worked with adults and children through their grief due to traumatic loss, while also working with groups of adolescents about the same. During my time with IDHS’s Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, I provided trauma-informed language for grants that positively impact the lives of children of incarcerated parents. I understand that we often want someone to be actively present with us in our moments of uncertainty and pain. I applaud your decision to invest in your well-being and look forward to working with you in a empathic and kind way.