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Personal Statement

We live in an imperfect world and each of us has experienced a unique journey that has molded the way we respond to life’s challenges and difficulties. Much of our personalities are formed before we are even able to talk. As a result, there are forces at work within us that we often don’t understand as we try to relate to others, cope and make meaning of our lives. I seek to create a safe environment and listen empathetically to understand the experience of each of my clients as we work together to find healing, hope, personal growth, and freedom.

Who I Serve

I have a particular burden for those with broken or struggling relationships. I have also found that most individual struggles are usually a by-product of relational issues. We all need a secure base to go out from and a safe haven to return to in our lives and properly functioning relationships provide these things. My passion is to help individuals and couples understand the forces at work within them along with the nature and health of their relationships to make positive changes and live more satisfying lives with no regrets.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Marital concerns/ Relational Issues/Couple/Family
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Self-defeating patterns
  • Child and adolescent therapy
  • Trauma recovery

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Anger & stress management
  • Divorce support
  • Emotional regulation
  • Parenting and family therapy
  • Highly sensitive child and adult
  • OCD
  • Peer conflict and bullying
  • Play therapy
  • School refusal and anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts and behavior/ Self-injury
  • Spiritual Concerns

Theoretical Approach

Emotionally Focused Therapy
Attachment Theory
Interpersonal Neurobiology
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Internal Family Systems
Strategic/Systemic
Solution Focused

Education/Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois
  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, Trinity International University
  • Associate in General Education, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
  • Certified 123 Magic Parenting Trainer

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy – Advanced Training Status
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • American Counseling Association

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