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Personal Statement

I feel that life is a precious journey, with many twists and turns that can make it exciting, and at times, overwhelming. Having a shoulder to lean on and from which to gain strength, insight and purpose is priceless. I feel that we are never given more than we can handle although it may not always feel that way, and to that end, having resources and support in difficult times makes the experience more manageable.

Therapy requires mutual respect, communication and hard work, which when one remains steadfast, often uncovers a hidden inner fortitude, resilience and a clarity of purpose.

Who I Serve

I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, couples and families. My experiences have provided me with insight and compassion when engaging with people facing challenges in their in lives. To that end, I am able to work with clients facing anxiety, stress and mood disorders, relational trauma, communication and boundary issues as well as simply fine-tuning and navigating life’s precarious journey with coaching, support, nurturing, and compassion.

No two people relate or respond to issues in their lifes the same way. Finding the techniques that resonate with you is my main goal. Working together on a plan that not only makes sense, but builds off your strengths gives us our starting point, from there where we go is up to you.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Caregiver stress
  • Life transitions

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Spiritual concerns
  • Death and dying
  • Emotional regulation
  • Chronic illness
  • Play therapy
  • Peer pressure and bullying
  • Grief and loss
  • Boundaries and healthy relationships

Theoretical Approach

My preferred theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I view the therapeutic relationship as one where we are both invested and working towards stated goals. I enjoy using worksheets and tangible behavioral techniques and interventions, as well as incorporating relaxation and holistic means of accomplishing our goals. I view the therapeutic relationship as one where we can explore not only the underlying reasons for your concerns, but to identify appropriate techniques and how to best utilize them in your day to day experiences – fine tuning them along the way as needed.

Education/Certifications

  • Masters of Social Work, University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social Work

Affiliations/Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers