I am licensed in Illinois with 13 years of experience in the mental health field . My experience includes working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, homelessness, and substance use. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue, self-esteem, and embracing change. I have lived experience in the LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent communities but will never say that I know exactly how you feel. My approach is eclectic; I work to develop an individualized treatment plan with each client, and I will check in regularly to assess for progress or to identify any changes to treatment that may be needed. I have been trained in EMDR, CBT, motivational interviewing, and solution focused brief therapy, and I also pull from DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy concepts.
I know it can be hard opening up to someone new, and I'm glad you're taking that step. I would feel privileged to be able to work with you to address the issues that led you to seek out counseling through BetterHelp.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Visually Impaired, 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), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149021112