GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP OTHERS FIND THEIR LIGHT AMONG WHAT MAY FEEL LIKE DARK TIMES.
I BELIEVE THERAPY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CLIENT AND THERAPIST, AND IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE PROCESS TO BE GENUINE AND AUTHENTIC. I RECOGNIZE THAT YOU ARE THE EXPERT OF YOUR OWN LIFE AND MY ROLE IS TO OFFER ADDITIONAL SUPPORT ALONG THE WAY.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
acceptance | strengths | validation
When working with clients I focus on using a strengths-based approach to help each person recognize their potential to take on the world around them. I emphasize using empathy and compassion to help clients explore their past, and work with clients to shift negative beliefs. I focus heavily on creating the therapeutic relationship, as I find trust to be a key factor in allowing each client to truly open up and share their authentic self.
WHO I WORK WITH
My area of expertise is helping people who are facing major life transitions such as a Quarter Life Crisis, adjusting to or graduating from college, or other significant life changes.
WHAT IF I'M AFRAID OR ASHAMED OF OPENING UP?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my Masters in Social Work from Aurora University, and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in Criminal Justice.
- I am working to become a Licensed 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 utilize Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, Motivational, and Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) approaches in practice.
Likes to bake
Enjoys working out