“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brené Brown
Hello! I am glad you are here. I am a psychotherapist but more importantly, a self-love encourager and an advocate for vulnerability. I feel honored to be able to witness others in their humanness and journey toward hope and healing. I believe we require less “fixing,” criticism, and judgement, and more acceptance, self-compassion, and authenticity. I serve not as an expert but as a collaborative guide who values and deeply respects who my clients are and the wisdom they already have within. In my practice, I work with people who feel suffocated by self-criticism, sadness, anxiety, stress, fear, and are struggling to navigate what it means to find meaning and feel whole. I support people in creating more compassion for themselves, accessing their capacity to feel the hard stuff, discovering their ability to manage their challenges effectively, and making more room for presence, connectedness, and joy.
I earned my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University, graduating with academic honors. My clinical experience comes from my work in psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, inpatient, partial-hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs, domestic violence agencies and private practice. Through this, I have developed a specialty working with adults struggling with chronic psychiatric and personality disorders. As an immigrant myself, I have been extensively exposed to diversity in terms religion, culture, politics, sexuality, ideology, and identity. Therefore, I have a deep understanding of and competence in issues surrounding acculturation, immigration, and assimilation. In my practice I draw on techniques from evidence-based therapies like DBT, CBT, and ACT grounded in an Interpersonal approach.
Aetna • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Cigna • Humana • Tricare • United • Self pay
Adjustment Disorder • Adult Psychotherapy • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • DBT/CBT • Depression • Divorce • Domestic Violence • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Personality Disorder • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Stress/Worry • Women's Health Issues
Education and training
- Depaul University, Masters Degree - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Honors and awards
- Depaul University Graduate Academic Honors & Distinction Award