Contact Options

(847) 438-4222 x 69Contact Form

Personal Statement

I am passionate about coming alongside others and letting them know they are seen, heard, and are not walking through the difficulties of their lives alone. I believe the therapeutic relationship should provide a safe and non-judgmental space for a client to develop trust and confidence in themselves, the therapist, and the process of therapy.

Who I Serve

I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I believe in supporting parents and children/adolescents as they develop the skills needed to facilitate healthy communication, improve relationships, and enhance overall family functioning.  Healing from trauma is a journey best done with the support of a professional guide. I consider it a privilege to be that guide for clients as they develop the tools needed to heal from their trauma.

 

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Child/Adolescent behavior problems
  • Parenting
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/ Special needs families
  • Trauma recovery
  • Military/Vets

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Emotional regulation
  • Play therapy
  • Peer conflict & bullying
  • Family therapy / Blended families
  • Divorce support
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Perinatal mental health
  • School refusal & anxiety
  • Social skills development
  • Spirituality

Theoretical Approach

My theoretical approach is holistic in nature with the goal of meeting each individual client’s needs. It may be a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Family Systems, and Spiritual treatment modalities. When working with children and adolescents, I often use play and art therapies as an alternative to traditional talk therapy. These therapies provide a fun and creative way to help kids and teens express how they are feeling. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic approaches to provide the best services possible.

Insurance Networks

  • Private pay
  • BCBS PPO

Education/Certifications

  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University
  • B.S. in Developmental Psychology from Liberty University
  • A.A. in General Psychology from Liberty University
  • Trauma Informed