Bridget primarily practices from an integrated psychodynamic and relational foundation. She believes that therapy can help foster resilience and one’s innate capacity for self-healing. She strives to create a safe and empathic environment to support a client’s attainment of personal goals. Bridget supports clients in their movement towards change and growth as they navigate the journey of life. Her therapy approach incorporates client centered interventions, including cognitive therapy modalities, mindfulness techniques when appropriate and other evidence based treatment practices.
Bridget is a licensed clinical social worker with additional training in the following treatment modalities: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Equine Assisted therapy (EAGALA model) and introductory training in Somatic Experiencing (SE).
Bridget has twenty years of experience working with children, families, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of concerns. She has experience in the treatment of trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood and anxiety disorders.
Education and career background
Bridget has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bucknell University and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Bridget began her career as a therapist in a residential treatment facility for children and adolescents in Maryland. Following this experience in her home town of Baltimore, Bridget moved to Chicago and provided early intervention therapeutic supports to young children and families at St. Vincent de Paul Center. She also worked with children and families in the Denver area where she was employed by Denver Health Hospital in a school based mental health program. Additionally, she worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore Maryland as an outpatient mental health therapist for several years providing trauma treatment. She currently works full time as an outpatient therapist at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149010294
MD LCSW-C 13637
I have had 4 other therapists in my life and Bridget has been the most caring, compassionate and understanding one of them all. She truly has heard my most important concerns and helps direct my problem solving with an abundance of skilled resources!
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Bridget for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue