I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE THE EXPERT IN YOUR OWN LIFE AND IT’S MY JOB TO HELP YOU DEVELOP THE TOOLS TO BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF.
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
As we grow up, we learn things like reading and writing and even how to drive a car. But we don’t always learn things like communication skills, stress management, or how to deal with tough feelings like anger or grief. Therapy is a safe and nurturing space to learn these critical life skills.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP CLIENTS LEARN HOW TO GET THROUGH CHALLENGING LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES AND DEVELOP THE TOOLS TO THRIVE IN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS, JOBS, AND LIFE OVERALL.
I believe a trusting relationship is the best predictor for positive change and see it as my job to provide an environment that is supportive, safe, and nurturing.
I think everyone should have the chance to experience a healing environment to make progress towards their goals and increase their happiness and life satisfaction. That’s what I’m here to help you do.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
mindfulness | self-reflection | skill-building
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with individuals and couples, and specialize in: people experiencing relationship challenges, healing from shame and guilt, managing difficult life transitions, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.
My area of expertise is working with people who have experienced multiple losses, trauma, and those who have chronic health conditions and invisible disabilities.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE SOME THINGS?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I received my Masters in Clinical Professional Psychology (Counseling Practice) and Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Roosevelt University.
- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ― CG Jung
Practices mindfulness & gratitude
Loves gentle yoga
Likes to journal