WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
Life is in constant motion and always changing. Life transitions, losses and changes can impact how you feel and your ability to cope. I believe everyone can find peace, joy and meaning in life despite these challenges. As your therapist, I help my clients create space for the pain, regret, or suffering they have experienced and move towards acceptance, understanding and growth to lead healthy and happy lives.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO TO HELP PEOPLE COPE WITH UNEXPECTED CHALLENGES AND DEVELOP COPING STRATEGIES THAT CREATE A SENSE OF COMFORT, ACCEPTANCE AND JOY.
EVERYONE’S JOURNEY IS UNIQUE. I BELIEVE IN TAILORING THERAPY TO YOUR UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. I VALUE WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH CLIENTS TO IDENTIFY VALUES, UNCOVER STRENGTHS THAT ALREADY EXIST, AND EQUIP YOU WITH TOOLS AND STRATEGIES TO LEAD A MORE FULFILLING LIFE.
Therapy is a safe place for everyone–teens, emerging adults, or older adults to delve into things that make life challenging. In our work together, we will work towards identifying barriers that may be holding you back from leading a fulfilling life.
When I work with clients, I focus on:
a collaborative relationship and Paced Change
When I work with clients, I support clients to identify both their strengths and areas where they wish to grow or change. In this process we will work towards finding acceptance for things we are unable to change. We work towards finding a sense of balance in daily life amidst life stressors. I accept my clients with unconditional positive regard and create a non-judgemental space that allows them to explore their vulnerability and practice new ways of being that lead to growth and change.
I integrate Brene Brown’s powerful research of vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy in my work with clients, utilizing techniques and strategies to help individuals integrate these concepts into their personal and professional lives.
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with clients facing challenges related to life transitions, including self-esteem, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss. I specialize in teens and emerging adults who are developing their sense of self and identity as they navigate exciting and overwhelming changes such as graduating, changing schools, adjusting to college, and starting or changing their career.
My area of expertise is working with teens and young adults who need extra support to cope with anxiety or depression related to life transitions.
WHAT IF THERE IS SOMETHING I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT?
That’s okay! We will take things at a pace that is comfortable for you. I believe in meeting clients where they are. Therapy can certainly be challenging and can uncover uncomfortable feelings. If there are things you’d rather revisit later or not at all, that is absolutely okay.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- I am trained in and utilize aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from a Humanistic and strengths-based perspective.
- I completed a 27.5 hour Living Brave course from Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy based on Daring Greatly and Rising Strong programs.
“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” – Najwa Zebian
Loves to travel
Enjoys working out