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Personal Statement

One of my strongest beliefs is that you are the most important person in your life. You are the expert in who you are, and no one can tell you otherwise. We have instincts that tell us how we feel, but might not understand what they mean or how to articulate it. One of my favorite quotes is from Christopher Robin, “you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”.

I am passionate about creating a safe, non-judgmental space for all of my clients. I am dedicated to getting to know you and your mental health journey. I understand that there are a lot of “unknowns” when it comes to our lives, but I am ready to take a walk with you on that journey.

Who I Serve

I work with children, teens, adults, couples and families experiencing life difficulties. I have a distinct passion for helping to heal sexual intimacy and/or sexual health concerns within relationships.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem/Body image
  • Emotional regulation
  • Sexual intimacy concerns/Relationship issues
  • Life transitions

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Depression
  • Career planning/transitions
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming
  • Trauma recovery
  • Anger

Theoretical Approach

I employ various therapeutic approaches in my sessions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and strengths-based perspectives. I believe it is crucial to recognize and leverage our strengths, viewing them as our superpowers. Additionally, I integrate expressive therapies such as play therapy, drama therapy, and music therapy, offering clients the freedom to express themselves in whichever manner they feel most comfortable. To me, the most critical aspect is the therapeutic relationship and fostering trust with my clients. I maintain a highly collaborative approach in my sessions and am open to exploring new techniques or interventions that are most effective for you.

Insurance Networks

  • Private pay
  • Aetna
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna (Evernorth)
  • TriCare

Education/Certifications

  • Licensed Social Worker in the State of Illinois
  • Masters in Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign