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
- Emotional regulation
Additional Treatment Areas
- Emerging adulthood
- Domestic violence and teen dating violence
- Parenting support and coaching
- Private pay
- BCBS PPO
- Cigna (Evernorth)
- 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