I believe we all face adversity at different points in our lives. Having a safe, non-judgmental space to explore feelings and attitudes around these life events can be critical to preserving mental health. I believe everyone brings their own strengths into any situation, but sometimes need help in reframing and redefining themselves. I strive to be a compassionate, empathetic sounding board to people dealing with different life crises. I have worked in the field of substance abuse for the past 16 years and am retired from the military, so I bring a broad life perspective into my work with others.
Who I Serve
I work with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings. My practice focus ranges from trauma to family issues, substance abuse, grief and loss, and other mental health issues.
Specialty Treatment Areas
- Substance use disorders
- Anxiety & Depression
- Family issues
- Group therapy
Additional Treatment Areas
My approach is patient centered, evidence-based practices individualized to meet the client’s needs. I believe in providing psychosocial education as a part of my therapy approach. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, and narrative therapy to help clients reframe and view patterns of behavior with new insight.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in Illinois
- Master of Social Work, Loyola University, Chicago IL
- B.A from Marshal University, Huntington, WV