In a world where women are expected to "have it all," sometimes society's unrealistic demands and expectations lead to unfathomable levels of stress. You start to wonder how others manage to do it all, and whether you're doing something wrong if you don't live up to those expectations. You even start to question whether you are enough.
When I was younger, anxiety ruled my life. I know on a very personal level how it affects everything from relationships with the people you love, to your self-confidence, and even to the goals you hope to achieve. After my undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two years. I worked with so many people who were suffering from anxiety like myself, and learned that I was not alone in my struggles. After working with the amazing people in that community, I knew that therapy was my calling in life, that it really always had been, and so I went to graduate school at Boston University and earned my Master's degree in Social Work.
Since then, I have worked with women, children, and families in various settings. After a number of years, I realized I could make the greatest impact working with individuals in a telehealth setting, where people would have greater access to care.
Every day I go to work I am excited and inspired by the people that I partner with. I absolutely love collaborating with people who struggle with anxiety because they tend to be insightful, caring, and ambitious. They can move mountains once their anxiety is managed. I find myself growing as much as those I serve, because they teach me so much about courage, resilience, and grit.
I know how difficult the road to change can be—I've been there myself. That's why I became a therapist: to empower others to rebuild their confidence and to live a full and meaningful life.
The areas I'm most experienced in include stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties.
You're ready to move beyond a life consumed by anxiety, and you are prepared to make big changes. You deserve to feel strong and live a vibrant life.
**Please note: I currently only have times available Monday-Friday 10:00-1:00 (last session starting at 12:00). ***
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
IL LCSW 149.020506