GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
There are so many factors that contribute to who we are — our early childhood experiences, what we learned from our culture and community, and the circumstances we’ve had to navigate in life. Both our strengths and our perceived weaknesses play a role in shaping our identity and influence the choices we make. I believe that no matter your struggle, challenge or pain, therapy can help in overcoming the things that might be holding you back and help you find happiness and well-being.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP OTHERS FIND HEALING AND IMPROVE THE OVERALL SATISFACTION IN THEIR LIVES.
I find that therapy can benefit every person, no matter their challenge in life, big or small. As a therapist, I work to understand each client through their subjective experience and create space to process what the experience means to that person. I believe that therapy should honor, validate, and work within the client’s lived experience. As a team, we can work together to process your individual story, and break through barriers that are holding you back in achieving your goals.
Through self-examination and self-reflection, our goal is to help you create growth, change, and balance for your life.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
client strengths | positive regard | compassion
WHO I WORK WITH
My area of expertise is working with individuals who are overcoming painful emotions such as guilt, shame, or inadequacy that have been holding them back from living their best lives.
WHAT IF TALK THERAPY IS NOT FOR ME?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College.
- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- I have a background in the military and as a design engineer. My life experience helps me understand and connect with clients.
- I have completed a 27.5 hour Living Brave course by Dr. Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” –Thich Nhat Hanh
Enjoys spending time with family and friends
Love to exercise