GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
I became a therapist because I know what it’s like to struggle and believe that therapy can be a safe space to explore the things that are holding you back from happiness and fulfillment. Life can be challenging and nobody should have to go through difficult times alone.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP INSTILL A SENSE OF HOPE, HELP CLIENTS NAVIGATE CHALLENGES, AND WORK TO FIND HAPPINESS, PURPOSE, AND PEACE IN THEIR LIVES.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE THERAPEUTIC EXPERIENCE IS THE AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIP THAT DEVELOPS BETWEEN CLIENT AND THERAPIST. THIS RELATIONSHIP CREATES A SENSE OF SAFETY AND TRUST BETWEEN US THAT ALLOWS FOR MEANINGFUL GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
validation | strength | growth
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and major life transitions. I also work with couples who are facing relationship challenges and teens who are struggling with self-esteem and self-worth.
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 NOT READY FOR CHANGE?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.
- I am 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 use strengths-based and solution focused approaches in my practice and incorporate motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral and narrative therapy techniques to help clients explore their challenges, and work towards the change they desire.
Loves spending time with family
Enjoys being outdoors
Born and raised Chicagoan