Hi there! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 7 years of experience, currently licensed in Illinois, Tennessee, and Maine. I have a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Education from Illinois Wesleyan University. Much of my practice has been as a school social worker, providing therapy to students as well as support to their families, but I have been working with BetterHelp since April 2021. In my BetterHelp practice, I enjoy working with individuals in the college and young adult range, as well as folks in middle adulthood. The clients I have served have presented with a wide range of social, emotional, and psychological concerns including social challenges, anxiety, stress, family conflicts, and parenting challenges. I have also worked with people with different neurodivergent classifications such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities as well as other mental health disorders . I have helped many families and individuals who have experienced emotional and physical abuse, a variety of traumas, and stressors stemming from disabilities as well as financial strains.
My counseling style is relaxed, yet attentive and compassionate. I have a strong belief that a therapist should be approachable and that the therapeutic environment should be an inviting setting, particularly for those who are newer to therapy. Throughout the duration of a counseling relationship, I value respectful and direct interactions and enjoy using humor to put my clients at ease. My clinical approach is a combination of the following: client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-focused therapy. Though I've received formal education and training in these different approaches, I value making therapeutic concepts and theories simple to understand and easy for clients to apply to their own lives.
For whatever reason you are seeking out therapy, I am here to take the journey with you and I look forward to taking those first steps together.
Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Immigration Issues, Intellectual Disability, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.021114
TN LCSW 7749
ME LCSW LC21455
Cory is the best therapist I could have ever asked for!
Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Cory for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
She’s fantastic and very flexible when it comes to timing of video chats and messaging
Written on Jan 19, 2024 after therapy with Cory for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Cory has been a wonderful counselor and resource for me during an incredibly challenging time in my life. I leave our sessions feeling seen, validated and empowered. She is reliable and flexible with her scheduling appointments.
Written on Jan 17, 2024 after therapy with Cory for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Cory is great! She makes me feel heard and doesn't dismiss my feelings and thoughts. She asks great questions and I feel very comfortable sharing things with her. I would highly recommend her!
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Cory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Cory is fabulous. She’s courteous and kind, funny, all while doing exactly what she’s here to do for you. I am so happy to have found her, she helps me so much. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Cory for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Cory listens well and gives practical advice that can be used in real-life situations.
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Cory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd