Welcome to my page! I'm so excited for you to be here as this means that you are contemplating the beginning of your therapeutic journey, which takes so much courage. Taking that first step to reach out for help and support is so brave of you. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives, regardless of age, race or gender.
My approach to therapy is fluid and flexible to the specific needs of my clients. What is important to me is that you feel heard, understood and supported throughout our time together. I am here to help you realize, and then work toward, achieving your true potential for growth, peace, and healing, and fulfillment in life. We will tailor your treatment plan to fit the goals that you have for our time together. This is a time for you finally to take care of you; your wants, needs, goals, etc., which is something we so often throw to the wayside. We will start your therapeutic journey wherever you are emotionally and mentally, all that matters is that you're starting!
I received my Masters of Social Work degree from Aurora University with a specialization in Addictions. Since graduating 4+ years ago, I have received my Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification, Licensed Social Work license and my Licensed Clinical Social Work license. I have spent my time working many different settings including working with individuals and groups struggling with substance use disorder in all levels of care (detox, residential, outpatient), working with adult and adolescent individuals and groups struggling with mental health concerns in an outpatient setting. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I worked in our local hospital to provide resources, support and mindfulness exercises to nurses, doctors, patient care techs and other hospital employees who are working directly with patients who have contracted Covid-19. I especially enjoy working with new or expecting mothers or families, individuals and family members affected by the disease of addiction, couples, and individuals struggling with anxiety and anxiety-related issues, self-love, insecurity, sexuality, confidence, spirituality and shame and guilt.
I use a variety of approaches to therapy including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychoeducation, Psychodynamic Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and whether you decide to work with me or another therapist, you should be so proud of yourself for taking this step!
Congratulations and best of luck in your therapy journey! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.022890
Molly is the best therapist I’ve ever had! She meets me at whatever level I am at every time we speak. She remembers every detail that I tell her, which makes me feel important and heard and I also really appreciate how flexible and understanding she is with my busy schedule. I am so thankful to have met Molly as she has changed my life so much for the better. I can’t wait to continue my growth and journey with her!
Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Molly for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Molly has been fantastic in helping me identify where I am struggling mentally and helping me build habits to be a healthier version of me
Written on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Molly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Excellent counselor would highly recommend. Nice, caring person.
Written on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Molly for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions