I received my MS & PhD from the University of Miami, in Florida, with a major in Developmental/Pediatric Psychology, and am a Licensed Psychologist in the States of Florida since 1993 and the Illinois since1997. I specialize in addressing the needs and concerns of children, adolescents/young adults, and their famiies.
My approach is eclectic and draws from several evidenced-based psycho-therapeutic approaches while integrating the mind-body connection of mindfulness throughout the exploration of your concerns and needs, and in providing you and/or your child with required self care to best assist you and them in building and increasing your window(s) of tolerance, always sensitive to addressing your, your child's, and your family's needs with warmth and compassion.
I will look to you and your input frequently, to assure that I am addressing everything that is bothering you, to allow you to feel better, happier, and more empowered in your life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Communication Problems, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Hearing Impaired, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL Psychologist 071.005454
FL Psychologist PY5000