I believe there is intrinsic value in each person and for this reason I desire to provide support, healing, encouragement, and practical strategies to foster growth and help people reach their full potential. I have experienced the power of relationships in my own life and have since had the passion to help others in similar ways.
I have a passion for coming alongside people and helping them discover their own ability for change and growth. There is power in relationships that brings clarity to a person’s potential and allows healing to take place; I value creating an environment where this is possible. I desire to meet people in a nonjudgmental way, build upon strengths, and equip them to handle current circumstances. Regardless of the walk of life one is in, it is important to not go through it alone.
Who I Serve:
I have experience in both non-profit and private practice counseling settings, working with clients ages five and up. My experience has primarily been, but is not limited to, working with individuals, couples, and families with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavior disorders, impulse control, self-injury, OCD, eating disorders, emotional regulation, social skills and relational conflict. In addition, I am certified to provide premarital counseling using PREPARE/ENRICH.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessions and Compulsions
- Divorce Support
- Family Conflict
- Eating Disorders
My goal is to collaboratively and holistically work with each individual and tailor my treatment approach according to his or her needs. I use a variety of approaches to aid in the treatment of my clients including: Acceptance and Commitment, Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-focused and Behavioral Therapy as well as Mindfulness techniques.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois since 2013, having completed a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2013 from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. I earned a Bachelors degree in 2010 at Trinity International University in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Since earning my degree, I have worked as a psychotherapist in two private practices in the Wheaton and Lake Zurich areas, but now am solely working in Lake Zurich.