I have always gravitated towards opportunities where I may foster the importance of mental health and wellness within the practice of medicine. In me, you will find a provider dedicated to treating the patient as a whole, and a willingness to adapt to each patient’s specific needs.
I strive to empower patients with the techniques and tools needed to access a more healthful and mindful lifestyle. I am committed to actively listening to patients so that they feel supported and involved in their individualized care. I hope to encourage patients to advocate for their mental health, and accompany them on their journey to wellness. I integrate treatment of mental health issues with a comprehensive, patient-centered approach. I am focused on supporting patients by providing excellent education and resources to promote overall health and well-being.
I am a licensed and board-certified physician assistant. My passion for mental health is reflected in my medical and clinical experience and education background. I began my journey at Hope College, where I received my Bachelor of Art in Psychology. I then earned a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Dominican University.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Medicare • Self pay • United • Aetna • Cigna • Tricare
ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • ADD/ADHD Medication Management • Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Binge Eating Disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Bulimia • Depression • Eating Disorder • Gender Dysphoria • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Impulsive Eating Issues • Insomnia • LGBTQ+ • Major Depressive Disorder • Medication Review • Mood Disorders • Narcissism • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Personality Disorder • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Psychiatric Consultation • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Self Esteem • Sexual Dysfunction • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues • Daytime Sleepiness
Education and training
- Hope College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Dominican University, Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
- American Academy of PAs
- Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants