I am licensed in Illinois with 7 years of professional work experience in the helping professions. I have experience in helping clients with coping with: personality disorders, addictions, family conflicts, post-incarceration syndrome, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and process addictions. I generally help people be better humans.
I am particularly interested in helping autistic and other neurodiverse people explore and embrace their strengths.
I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I might have an acute case of RBF at times, but don't worry: that's not me talking.
Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Co-morbidity, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
IL LCSW 149.023948