Early in therapy, I often hear from my clients how they feel “stuck.” I too have been there. As a former client in therapy, I discovered how healing works best in relationship. I benefited from the support, insights, and challenges from a counselor. Now, in my own work as a therapist, I have the joy of supporting clients on a collaborative journey from that stuck place to a place of healing and growth. With training in both therapy and theology, I am uniquely equipped to address clients’ emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs.
Who I Serve:
I work with adults, older adolescents (ages 17 and up) and couples. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, life transitions, addictions, and spiritual issues.
Treatment Specialties& Competencies:
- Couples’ Counseling
- Faith issues
- Spiritual abuse
- Grief and loss
- Aging issues
My main theoretical approach for individuals is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I also have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy when working with couples. I also incorporate elements of Existential Therapy, Attachment Theory, Solution Focused Therapy and 12-Step work into my counseling.
- M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
- M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
- B.A. in English, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
- Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy
I have worked in various capacities for the Lake County Health Department as a therapist (2 years) inpatient addictions counselor (3 years), and a case manager (1 year). My work as a counselor in private practice began in 2014. Prior to entering the counseling field, I pursued careers in journalism, teaching, and retail management.
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois (LCPC)