WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
There are many moments where extra support can make all the difference in the world. We can all use someone to support us through life’s tough moments. I love being able to build on client strengths and help clients gain new perspectives and develop new skills to help them create meaningful and long-lasting change.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO GUIDE OTHERS THROUGH PERSONAL CHALLENGES AND HELP THEM FIND MEANING AMIDST THE CHAOS THAT CAN COME WITH LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS.
I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is a critical part of the therapy experience. The trust and safety that builds in the therapy room enable clients to work through barriers that hold them back, identify their strengths and natural gifts, and thrive in life.
I also integrate Brene Brown’s powerful research of vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy in my work with clients, utilizing techniques and strategies to help individuals integrate it into their personal and professional lives.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
trust | self-acceptance | support
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, transitional issues (such as a Quarter Life Crisis) and relationship struggles. I also work with couples to build effective communication skills and grow as a couple.
My area of expertise is working with young people who are trying to find their way in life, individuals who have challenging relationship patterns, and couples who want to strengthen their communication skills and ability to meet their partners’ needs.
WILL YOU JUST TELL ME WHAT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I received my Education Specialist degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Chicago and my BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University.
- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- Completed 27.5 hour Living Brave course from Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy based on Daring Greatly and Rising Strong programs.
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confuscious