Hi and welcome!
My name is Simone and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a counselor for 5 years and have worked with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship, self-esteem, child-hood based trauma, and post-traumatic stress issues. I have also worked with persons experiencing domestic violence, and have offered grief support and counseling as well.
My counseling style is client focused and centered. My main concern is creating a judgment-free zone where my clients can share their inner most thoughts, and feelings and process the hard stuff! In this, my clients know I will be there with them every step of the way to help them face life's hard challenges. My approach is a combination of motivational interviewing, solution -focused therapy with a strengths based perspective, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My main focus is helping clients tap into their own internal and external resources to process and solve their problems whether past and/or present.
You are still here! That in itself is a tremendous achievement. Recognizing the issue and seeking help is the first and most important step. Now it is time to do the work because you are truly worth it!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.023938
IN LCSW 34009011A
Excellent and kind counseling.
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Simone for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Simone is great to work with. Her approach promotes a friendly connection and it allows her to get the most out of you. It builds a level of comfortability that friends have, but one that can provide guidance as a trained professional. 10/10
Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Simone for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt
Simone is the best and she is excellent at her craft. I’m so glad to have her as a resource/support!
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Simone for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I always look forward to talking to Simone whether it be text or calling depending on how I feel. She makes me feel seen without ever having seen my face and the way she can speak logic into emotion is exactly why I’m on BetterHelp. Thank you Simone!
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
She is so intuitive, smart, and helpful:)
Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd
She is incredibly understanding and full of excellent advice! She takes the time to fully heat you and give you feedback that pulls from her various backgrounds and expertise in psychology! She’s brilliant and patient with me! She helps me be a better person! She’s the best! I love Simone!
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues