Philosophy Life does not always equip us with the tools that we need to overcome every challenge. Therefore, dealing with the complexities of life is not easy. As your therapist my goal is to be a supportive figure in your journey through change. Working together, we will uncover the tools that best suit you to address challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, or the hardships of life. Connecting with you using a relational approach, I ensure that trust is built. To support self-reflection and self-examination, I use a psychodynamic approach rooted in early childhood impacts on behavior and mental health. You are not what has happened to you, and you should not have to go through it alone.
Education MS, Child Development- Erikson Institute (Chicago, IL) MSW- Erikson Institute (Chicago, IL) BS, Sociology and Human Services (Decatur, IL)
Licensure Licensed Social Worker (LSW)-IL
Approach/Specialization Trauma Informed Practice Family Systems Theory Attachment Theory Anxiety Depression Grief/Loss Behavioral Disorders: ADHD and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
Experience I currently work to support Chicago Public School teachers and other staff members through weekly therapeutic consultation as a Mental Health Consultant. In this role, I also conduct social emotional learning groups for students. In the past I have worked to support children and families with weekly therapy in the Illinois Early Intervention program. I have experience on an interdisciplinary team conducting medical diagnostics. I have also provided on demand counseling services to individuals through their employee assistance program as a Client Care counselor.