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Personal Statement

I often hear from my clients how they feel “stuck” at the start of therapy. I’ve been there and know that feeling. Through my own therapy, I discovered how healing works best in a relationship. I benefited from the support, insights, and challenges from a counselor. Now in my own work, 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, trauma, and spiritual issues.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Faith issues/Spiritual abuse
  • Trauma recovery

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Aging related concerns
  • Career transitions and challenges

Theoretical Approach

My main theoretical approach for individuals is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Related to that, I treat trauma using the Cognitive Processing Therapy model. I also have specialized training for couples work in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Additionally, I incorporate elements of Existential Therapy, Attachment Theory, Solution Focused Therapy and 12-Step work into my counseling.

Education/Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois
  • MA 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
  • Training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma