I am licensed in Illinois with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a wide range of issues including stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with people coping with life changes and associated concerns. I have worked in a variety of settings including employee assistance, outpatient mental health clinics, and schools, and have worked with clients ranging in age from young children to adults.
I believe strongly in approaching every client from a place of non-judgment and compassion, and my style in therapy is warm and attentive. I primarily operate from a person-centered perspective, but often combine cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and attachment-centered approaches as well, depending on your particular needs. I also believe in keeping a sense of humor in session- don't be afraid to laugh or joke with me!
I respect the courage that it takes to seek therapy and open up about difficult subjects, and I feel honored to be part of that journey with my clients.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Expats, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.025308