GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
As a therapist, I love to see my clients’ lives changed and transformed as they gain positivity, self-confidence, and inner strength. Whether it’s from a childhood trauma, a big life change, or a recent loss, every person goes through difficulties. My job is to be a support system to guide you through your healing process.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO SUPPORT OTHERS IN COPING WITH LIFE’S CHALLENGES AND HELP THEM REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE THE EXPERT IN YOUR OWN LIFE, AND I USE A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO HELP YOU DISCOVER AND ACHIEVE YOUR PERSONAL GOALS. I STRIVE TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR YOU TO MOVE FROM HOPELESSNESS TO HOPEFULNESS, AND DEVELOP THE COURAGE TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.
I believe that building a relationship free of judgment is imperative to our work together. Through self-exploration, we can work to shift limiting beliefs and identify a fresh perspective that aligns with your goals and values. I will help you make meaning of your own lived experiences and find motivation and hope for the future you wish to create. What I appreciate most about the therapy process is watching clients develop a more complete sense of self and overall self-worth.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
acceptance | empowerment | empathy
WHO I WORK WITH
WHAT IF I WANT TO STAY THE SAME?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University.
- I am working to become a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- I have completed a 27.5 hour Living Brave course by Dr. Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy.
- Because of my dual degree, I also have experience working with individuals who may have difficulty with traditional talk therapy because of language/cultural differences or verbal communication hesitancy and using art to explore the therapeutic setting further.
- I am an art therapist, not an art teacher, so I will never judge or critique your work; instead, I want us to discuss what creating art feels like for you.
Loves collective vintage cameras
Can confidently drive a U-Haul through a Chicago snow storm
Originally from Baltimore