About Me

Hi, there. I am a licensed psychotherapist who received her clinical training at Northwestern University and currently practices in the heart of Chicago. I have worked in the Psychology field for over 6 years and have much experience in working with clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem to name a few. Foundationally, I use a Rogerian approach with my clients, meaning I offer unconditional positive regard, actively listening/exploring, and recognizing/acknowledging that you are striving to do what is best for you. For interventions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques such as challenging cognitive distortions, cognitive restructuring, and relaxation methods in order to support effective, goal-oriented outcomes.

I am really looking forward to exploring your issue with you and supporting you through it. Some people begin therapy because they feel they don’t know what to do, or they may even feel helpless. So first, I want you to know that reaching out was the best first step. Already you are showing me that you have what it takes. As we work together, I look forward to learning more about you and your feelings about what's bothering you. From there, we will work together to decide a game plan on what you would like to focus on. Then, I will guide you, explore with you, and empower you to you to make your issues less stressful and to be successful in your goals.

I want to remind you that I have likely worked with issues like yours for a long time, and I am confident that I can help you. I also want you to know that nobody knows your life more than you do, and with that you are “the captain of your ship”. You are resilient, you know what is best for you, and our working together will truly get you to the place that you desire. Do you have any questions for me?

Let’s get started. Tell me more about what has been on your mind lately?

Ida


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCPC #180.011416 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.R. on May 13, 2019 after counseling with Ida for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Ida is my favorite counselor on BetterHelp. She totally gets my struggle and provides different approaches to help me explore possible solutions and supports.
I feel comfortable sharing my thoughts with her.

Written by L.E. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Ida for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Ida communicates instead of responding with what I would call a script. Her communications are comforting and without judgement. This is the first time in my life I have followed through on getting support after going through so much trauma in my life. I am forever grateful for her guidance, outlook, and small assignments that push me towards my goals.