GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
I have always been intrigued by why people are the way they are and what has happened in a person’s life that has made them who they are at this very moment. In my community, therapy is taboo and I wanted to help to change that narrative. Being a therapist allows me to support people on their individual journey of healing and self-discovery.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP PEOPLE BUILD THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO HEAL AND BECOME THE VERSION OF THEMSELVES THEY’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE.
I CONSIDER MYSELF A PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPIST, WHICH MEANS THAT I THINK OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES ARE OFTEN THE ROOT OF CHALLENGES WE FACE AS ADULTS. DISCUSSING OUR CHILDHOOD YEARS IN THERAPY CAN HELP TO REVEAL PATTERNS (ADAPTIVE OR MALADAPTIVE), ATTACHMENT STYLE, FAMILY DYNAMICS, AND TRAUMA HISTORY. We work to explore HOW THeSE patterns CREATE CHALLENGES FOR CLIENTS IN PRESENT DAY.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
empathy | creativity | trust
WHO I WORK WITH
My area of expertise is helping individuals work through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment.
HOW IS THERAPY DIFFERENT THAN JUST TALKING TO A FRIEND?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my Masters in Counseling from Northwestern University.
- I am working to become a Licensed 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.
- As a graduate student, I interned for two years at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network where I worked with underserved Black and Brown populations.
- I utilize a variety of different modalities, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, solution-focused, emotional focused, and attachment theory.
Loves indoor roller-skating
Grew up on the south side of Chicago
Enjoys fashion and art