GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
With the right support, validation, and encouragement, everyone can create a life filled with happiness and fulfillment. Once we have the courage to say the things that make us feel vulnerable out loud, we have the ability to make meaningful changes in our lives. Part of being human means experiencing both joy and pain. I encourage the exploration of both the positive and the painful parts of our lives while working together to actively problem-solve and find solutions to life’s challenges.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP PEOPLE CHANGE AND SUPPORT THEM AS THEY WORK TOWARDS THE LIVES THEY WANT TO BE LIVING.
LIFE HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS, AND SOMETIMES YOU MAY NEED A LITTLE EXTRA SUPPORT TO DEAL WITH CHALLENGES. THERAPY CAN BE THE PERFECT WAY TO GET THIS ADDITIONAL SUPPORT, HELPING YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT’S WORKING WELL AND WHAT YOU WANT TO CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
growth | healing | relationship with self
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, low self-esteem, and body image issues. I specialize in working with people who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, having difficulties in their relationships, or looking for support to identify coping strategies to manage life’s challenges.
My area of expertise is working with adults learning to navigate life in the real world or change unhealthy patterns.
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW WHAT MY GOALS FOR THERAPY ARE?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my Masters in Counseling from DePaul University.
- I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 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 a blend of therapy styles (CBT, DBT, Client Center, Internal Family Systems) based on what would be most supportive to the person I am working with.
Loves spending time with family
Enjoys discovering all of Chicago’s bakeries