I am a trauma-informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois with three years of experience working with children, youth, and families who have experienced trauma and effects of generational trauma. Hopelessness, fear, guilt, shame, loneliness, and anxiety are some feelings that might linger following post traumatic events. I help people process trauma, restore motivation, increase happiness, and find inner peace . My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also an affirmative therapist that enjoys working with the LGBT community and strives to hold a safe, affirmative and accepting space for all who come seeking services.
The brain, mind, and body are deeply connected, which is why I use a holistic approach to treatment. You are the expert of your story and I can walk alongside you to assist in organizing your inner experiencing. I'm here to help you heal, grow, reclaim joy, and find emotional harmony. I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149023158