I was drawn to the field of psychiatry by my fascination with the mind and how it influences the person we become. Our mind not only affects our mental health, but also our physical wellbeing. It is crucial to include mental health as a normal part of healthcare to create a balanced quality of life. Utilizing a client-provider partnership and evidence-based practice, my goal is to provide compassionate, confidential, personalized, and exceptional care. I am here to listen, empathize, guide, and provide treatment during your mental health journey. I strive to foster an environment with professionalism, kindness, and respect at its core. I am dedicated to nourishing diversity and inclusivity. My hope is for clients to feel comfortable sharing their unique stories and experiences and trust me to protect that information. My education and clinical experiences have given me the tools to be a capable provider. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Illinois State University. I continued my education with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. I received face-to-face clinical training in psychiatry, internal medicine, family practice, women’s health, and more. I am board-certified and licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. I was raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago; I am thrilled and grateful to be able to provide mental health services in my community.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay
ADD/ADHD Medication Management • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Alcoholism • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Binge Eating Disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Bulimia • Daytime Sleepiness • Depression • Domestic Violence • Eating Disorder • Gender Dysphoria • Impulsive Eating Issues • Insomnia • LGBTQIA+ • Medication Review • Mood Disorders • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Personality Disorder • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Psychiatric Consultation • Schizophrenia • Sexual Dysfunction • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues
Education and training
- St. Ambrose University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies