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Personal Statement

My role as a therapist is to walk alongside each client by offering the support they need to reach their goals. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect to change. Therefore, I prioritize building rapport and trust through empathy, acceptance, and transparency.

The above rings especially true when working with children. I became a therapist because I wanted to be someone that struggling young people can depend on. I pride myself on meeting each child where they are at by allowing them to feel heard and understood. I love working closely with families and ensuring that parents also feel supported throughout the therapeutic process. 

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them” – Magic Johnson

Who I Serve

I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults. I work with a variety of internalizing issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem. I am especially passionate about working with girls and young women to foster their self-worth. I have years of experience working with children and enjoy being someone that young people can depend on.

I also enjoy providing parenting support when working with families as well as through coaching in separate parent-focused sessions. 

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Identity/Self-esteem
  • Emotional regulation

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Emerging adulthood
  • Domestic violence and teen dating violence
  • Stress
  • PTSD
  • Parenting support and coaching

Theoretical Approach

I practice an eclectic approach by pulling from various counseling theories to best support each unique client. My foundation as a therapist is based in Person-Centered Therapy, where the client determines the focus of each session based on their current concerns. In addition, I believe it’s important to bring in structured topics and activities to help us reach the goals we set together. Psychoeducation also plays a big role in my approach because, as they say, ‘knowledge is power’. A few of the research-based theories I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Strengths-Based Therapy, play therapy, and art therapy.

Insurance Networks

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


  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois
  • Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology - Illinois State University


  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling