I'm so glad you're here! I'm a licensed therapist. I received my MA from the University of Chicago, SSA in 2008. Since then, I have worked with a diverse population of clients, from students and parents (as a certified school social worker) to people involved in the court system, to those with a mental health condition or comorbidity. People with whom I work have a variety of personal and situational difficulties that impact how they feel and/or function. Together, my clients and I identify and address negative feelings, harmful thoughts, distressing events and problematic behaviors in order to effect change and find relief. You've come to the right place to start to feel better!
You are the expert in your life; thus, you guide our time together. My goal is to create a safe place for us to focus on whatever it is that brought you here, and anything that comes up as we work together. You - your thoughts, ideas, experiences and insight - will be listened to without judgement, as I work to gain understanding and insight into who you are, your actions, and your situation. We will recognize and effectively utilize your unique strengths, resources and supports as we make strides towards growth and healing. My hope is that you will take away new tools and perspectives to draw from that transcend our time together.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LCSW 149017343
Meredith is very kind and helpful. She definitely helped me overcome a things during a difficult period in life.
Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Meredith for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
I really appreciate Meredith and her down-to-earth way of interacting with me. She is supportive and understands how I feel. She is a wonderful counselor, easy to talk to, and very kind!
Written on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Meredith for 3 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and compassion fatigue