I believe that meaningful change can occur on the basis of a simple conversation. Therapy, as a special kind of conversation, is about finding the words to express our experiences. Therapy is most productive when guided by a shared willingness to be playful, reflective, and unapologetically curious. I provide a safe space and encourage you to make sense of whatever you are facing. I want you to be free to be curious about yourself while investigating new perspectives. I appreciate that each person is the product of a continuous dialogical relationship with the world and that the client-therapist encounter is a vital source of healing.
Theoretically, I pull from psychoanalytic, existential, and postmodern perspectives. I incorporate Dialectical Behavioral techniques when life seems a bit unmanageable. I received my undergraduate degree from Ohio University, where I studied Philosophy and Playwriting. I went on to receive a Masters degree in Philosophy from Cleveland State University. I received my second Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University here in Chicago, IL. I work with individuals with a variety of presenting concerns, including relationships, depression, anxiety, panic, adjustment, grief, ambivalence, and existential. I warmly welcome people from all backgrounds and all ways of being in the world.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Aetna
Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Depression • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Men's Health Issues • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Racial Identity • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Adler University, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- American Counseling Association (ACA)
- National Philosophical Counseling Association (NPCA)