In 2007, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I continued my education at Marquette University and received my Master of Arts in Community Counseling with a specialization in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, in 2010.
I have worked with community mental health agencies and hospitals, helping individuals with mental health and substance use disorders regain control of their lives. I have worked in the community with women and men dealing with depression, anxiety and addiction. I worked as a substance use case manager and closely with family service agencies to assess and link individuals to the therapeutic services that best fit their needs. As a therapist, I have collaborated with physicians to ensure quality and continuity of care.
I understand that the journey in therapy is a personal one and I am committed to the privacy and confidentiality of the individuals with whom I work. I also understand the importance of caring for the whole person and integrating health services. I work with clients to build a treatment plan that best meets their specific needs. I take a strength-based approach to counseling where my clients come first.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC) in Illinois.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Co-morbidity, Forgiveness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
IL LCPC 180.009016
Very compassionate and understanding.
Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and family conflicts
Ramona is an amazing therapist who really listens to you.
Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
She gave positive feedback and made me feel comfortable sharing things. I have used her advice and it’s worked out. Thank you so much!
Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd