I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in the state of Florida. I am also licensed in Illinois where I was born and raised. I have 14 years experience providing individual and group substance and mental health counseling. I have worked in both adult and juvenile prison settings. I completed my practicum at a local community-based mental health and substance use treatment facility. After my practicum, I was hired by the same organization and worked there until I relocated to Florida. Currently I provide services to the geriatric population in Assisted Living Facilities, as well as provide services through this platform in the evening. I am very experienced in addictions counseling and have worked with many clients who are dealing with co-occurring disorders. I have also done crisis counseling.
My therapeutic approach is laid-back, which allows me to create a safe, nonjudgmental space to make clients feel at ease to share, learn, and grow. I emphasize assisting individuals to learn skills including setting healthy boundaries, learning to communicate their wants and needs, and to cultivate healthy relationships. I believe it is imperative to have a strong, trusting, therapeutic relationship that includes the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to empower clients to live the best life they can.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.021809
FL LCSW SW17113
Stormy is very responsive and sends useful materials specific to my needs. She is a thoughtful listener and provides helpful insights
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Stormy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Stormy is a very thoughtful, caring and considerate therapist who takes the time to understand your challenges and offers both insight and great listening skills.
Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Stormy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Stormy is a great listener and provides wonderful feedback.
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Stormy for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Stormy is great. She’s relatable and always willing to listen.
Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Stormy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and eating disorders
Stormy has been so sweet and understanding so far. I feel very comfortable opening up to her. She checks up on my frequently and teaches me specific skills based on my concerns.
Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Stormy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Stormy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd