GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
I became a therapist to provide support for those that are feeling at a loss in their lives. Going through difficult times and struggles alone can seem overwhelming. Therapy allows for individuals, couples, and families to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. While it can be hard to discuss our true feelings, it will ultimately lead to a better place. I want to help guide people on that journey to a better place and provide insight and validation for each person’s feelings and emotions throughout the process.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP YOU BUILD RESILIENCY AND SELF-COMPASSION SO YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS AND FIND CONTENTMENT IN YOUR LIFE.
EVERY CLIENT HAS A UNIQUE STORY THAT THEY BRING INTO THERAPY, AND IT IS AN HONOR AS A THERAPIST TO HOLD EACH PERSON’S STORY WHILE WITNESSING THEIR GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION. THERAPY IS A SAFE SPACE WHERE YOU CAN HEAL, MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES, AND TALK WITH SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS YOU.
I believe the most important part of the therapy process is a trusting relationship between you and me. This relationship provides a safe space where you can experience unconditional positive regard and work toward the goals that are important to you. Clients are the experts in their own lives and when we work together, I follow your lead and allow you to direct the pace and focus of our sessions.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
trust | connection | hope
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with adults, teens, children and families, and focus on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioral struggles, life changes, family conflicts, ADHD, adoption, self-esteem challenges, and sports related mental health.
My area of expertise is helping people move past the barriers that hold them back from happiness and success.
HOW LONG WILL I NEED THERAPY?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my Masters in Counseling Social Work from DePaul University.
- I am working to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker 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.
I have a certificate in Sport Social Work from University of Michigan.
Loves being a dog parent
Enjoys playing golf & hockey