A personal strength of mine is an authentic, real, honest and straightforward approach. You will be seen and heard. I will work hard to understand your strengths, needs, fears, and hopes of how you want your life. Every day is a new day to move towards change.
Who I Serve
Approaching therapy from a strengths-based perspective, I have a real passion for working with teen girls, women, men and couples. I value a strong therapeutic alliance and believe that a supportive and collaborative working relationship is key in helping clients improve their overall quality of life. I am committed to helping people find their inner strength, power and passion. As a 14-year yoga teacher, I believe in the power of the breath, and of mindfulness/relaxation techniques to help calm the stressed body and mind. Coming from an artistic background has allowed me to appreciate and respect the unique differences everyone brings to life.
Specialty Treatment Areas
- Adolescent behavior problems
- Identity/self-esteem/body image
- Trauma Recovery
Additional Treatment Areas
- Chronic pain
- Family conflict
- LGBTQ+ affirming
- Grief and loss
- Marital couple issues
- Women's issues
My theoretical approach varies, depending on the client/situation. I utilize evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-based approaches.
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois
- M.S. in Counseling, National-Louis University
- B.A. in Vocal Performance, University of Wisconsin
- National Board for Certified Counselors
- Yoga Alliance
- Illinois Certified Domestic Violence 40-hour Training