I became a social worker because I enjoy helping people. A great passion of mine is to bring healing to people who have been through a stressful or traumatic experience and to assist them in identifying positive perceptions of self and form healthy relationships that propel them to live fulfilling lives. I have over 14 years of clinical experience and over 9 years of experience providing direct confidential, trauma-informed, individual, family and couples psychotherapy utilizing cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and psychodynamic treatment approaches. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse.
I believe that the biggest indicator of success for a client is based on the healthy therapeutic relationship formed with the clinician. Furthermore, I know that there is no single approach or modality that is right for every individual, and I believe in treating the whole person. For this reason, I tailor treatment to meet each individual’s goals and treatment plan.
My over 12 years of clinical experience varies and includes time spent working with adults, children and families in therapeutic residential treatment centers, substance abuse, and co-occurring diagnosis treatment centers and behavioral health agencies, providing direct care, counseling, case management, and care coordination services.
My educational background includes a Bachelor's in Community Health Education from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I am currently licensed to practice independently in the state of Illinois.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression Read more...
IL LCSW 149018957
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Savili is an amazing therapist. The questions she asks me and how she listens with great intent to truly understand is profound. I highly recommend her she's helped to transform my life for the better.
Savili is always there when you need her. She listens and understands. When life throws me a hardship she helps me through it whilst allowing me to learn thinhs about myself and skills for everyday life.
I'm very grateful to have found Savi as my counsellor. She understands me, picks up on the right cues and helps me with structured counselling.
Savili is a wonderful counselor. I’ve been with her for 2 years now and she has helped me significantly in my growth as a person. She’s patient and really listens and offers excellent advice. So glad to have found her!
Savi has been so wonderful to meet with the past few months. I struggle to express myself, and she was so patient in helping me find a way to discuss the things that were going on in my life. She has been so kind and encouraging as she works with me to create more structure in my life, I am very, very thankful to her for all of her help.
Savili is very patient and willing to go over things as many times as you need. She has helped me feel more settled within myself and for that I am grateful.
She's been a huge help in bringing me out of the cycle of anxiety. She's made fantastic suggestions on how to better deal with everyday situations and triggers that would often have me overthinking and just going to those places none of us wants to be in.
I have suggested to a few friends and would suggest her to anyone who really needs someone to listen to then and gently guide them to a better place.
Savili is so patient and attentive to your needs. She listens to what you are struggling with most and helps you to break it down into manageable steps. I found working with Savili so great, she helped me to see that the word wasn’t scary and that life is fun even when I was in a very dark and difficult place. I appreciate what Savili has helped me with and I will be forever grateful to her for getting me out of a dark hole. I have no doubts about recommending Savili to anyone who needs some clarity in their life.
She’s changed my life and I’m forever grateful because of it.
Savili has really helped me to confront issues rather than running away from them. She listens well, but also challenges me when I need to be. I am happy with the progress we have made together.
I have only started my counseling with Savili around 2-3 weeks ago. She is very professional, invested and attentive. She responds in a timely manner and takes the time to write back and make her patients comfortable. I feel comfortable just messaging her whenever something happens.
She is extremely easy to talk to, gives good advice, and asks questions that I didn’t think of myself. Overall a great counselor!
Savili is a real gem on BetterHelp. She has a unique ability to create a safe environment where I know she understands the issues I present to her, and that she will be able to not only hold space for me, but offer a fresh outlook on them and suggest exercises and practices that really work. Savili has a great sense of humour and a direct style of communication, with the sensitivity and wisdom necessary to know where and when to step in or to let me have a break. I would strongly recommend her as a therapist.
Savili is amazing. From our very first conversation she was able to help me figure out the root cause of my anxiety and emotional reactions to stressful situations in a way that allowed me to see my triggers objectively for the first time.
Savili is amazing, she’s down-to-earth, honest and really hears you out. I feel really comfortable talking to her, and feel like she truly understands my situation. She’s so helpful and I feel like she gave me a big push in improving myself and feeling more in control of everything. Thank you always Savili!
For a year I've been going to therapy and various psychologists but had never felt like "Oh right. This is it." but Savili made me feel that way.
Savili is extremely understanding and kind. I was able to tell her my deepest and hardest secret and she responded very kindly and made me feel better. She replies every day in a timley fashion and very thoughtfully.
Savili helped me understand what I needed to focus on in my life rather than constantly doubting my past as it interefered with my present and future. She listened and gave expert advise which enabled me to come to a point where I realise what is important in my life. Thank you Savili.
Savili really helped me during a difficult time. She was always very supportive, compassionate, insightful and gave me a healthy dose of honesty when I needed it (which often made me laugh!).
Savili is very generous with her time, and puts a lot of knowledge, heart and effort into each of her sessions. Really liked her "human" approach and would definitely recommend her :-)
I thought Savili was a great counselor who really listened to me and provided valuable feedback and offered real assistance in my situation. I would highly recommend choosing her!