I am licensed in Illinois with 15 years of professional work experience. I specialize in working with teens and have many years experience in the middle school setting working with both special education and regular education students. I am also open to meeting with young adults and college students. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, eating disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Hoarding, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
IL LCSW 149024875