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Personal Statement

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.” — Dr. Seuss
You, your story, and your journey matter. Sometimes, life can throw us obstacles that make it difficult to remember this fact. That’s why I strive to provide a safe space for my clients to express themselves authentically and process thoughts and emotions without judgment. We all have mental health and it’s important and normal to nurture this part of ourselves. As your therapist, it is my goal to walk alongside you on your journey, however that may look.

Who I Serve

I enjoy working with teens and adults through their early 40’s, with a passion for working with clients ages 17-21. I also have experience working with children ages 7+. I believe everyone has the potential to create a fulfilling life for themselves in which they prioritize self-love and authentic self-expression. My goal is to help clients identify and utilize their strengths, develop healthy habits that work for them, and build confidence to navigate through the ups and downs of life. 

I have experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, and challenges with self-image and confidence. I strive to support my clients by creating a safe space in which they feel accepted, valued, and heard. I enjoy finding ways to incorporate client’s talents and interests, such as art, music, and writing into sessions to support healing and growth.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity/Self-Esteem
  • Relational Conflicts and Struggles
  • Emotional Regulation

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Trauma Recovery
  • Life Transitions
  • Adolescent Challenges

Theoretical Approach

My theoretical approach is integrative, meaning I use various techniques and modalities to best meet the unique needs of my clients. I aim to find interventions that emphasize the strengths and interests of each individual. Some of the theories that I use include client-centered therapy, expressive therapies (art, music, writing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), strengths-based approaches, and mindfulness and meditation techniques. I strive to make sure my work is trauma-informed when relevant and is sensitive to each client’s cultural background.

Education/Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois
  • M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Northern Illinois University
  • B.S. in Psychology - Bradley University

Affiliations/Memberships

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)