I am an LCSW with 20 years experience working with a variety of age groups to manage mood disturbances, attention/focus/motivation issues, stress management, and all the functional difficulties that accompany these challenges. My style is direct, honest, and compassionate. I don’t believe in sugar-coated so it’s important that there's open communication and transparency throughout the process. I’ve worked with many different people and situations in my career, so this is a judgement-free-zone. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused, Reality, and Psychodynamic therapies. I believe in the power of each person to work through issues with appropriate support. I know personally what it means to struggle and experience loss. I have experience in encouraging the strength and abilities of individuals, and also in working with known limitations.
To me therapy is a partnership; you guide the process and I will not only listen, but offer support and resources to help you overcome or mitigate what’s going on for you. Together we will break things down, determine common themes, and identify what is and is not working for you. Using your vision for what you want in your life, you’ll gain the skills to go after it and replace the parts which no longer serve you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Codependency, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.012127
WI LCSW 7933-123
Best choice I ever made stating this service. And Judy has been the biggest help for my mental health in my life. I’ve grown more in the last year then the rest of my life.
Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Judy for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Judy was extremely helpful for me at a time when I needed direction navigating a tricky relationship with my sister. She has a very hones, straight forward approach which I found very refreshing. I highly recommend Judy to anyone in need of a counselor!
Written on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Judy has been great so far helping me with building good habits to manage self care and ADHD.
Written on Jul 09, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd