Contact Options

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Personal Statement

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my goal is to provide a space that is safe and open for productive communication facilitated with compassion and empathy.  I believe we all have a unique story that shapes who we are as individuals.  This is my most recent career, as I previously taught in an elementary school setting for 15 years.  Additionally, I received a master’s degree in school administration.  I believe that my experience in teaching and collaborating with parents gives me a unique perspective on child development and family dynamics as well as a passion for children’s emotional health.  I also believe that strengthening the “couple system” has many benefits, not only to the marriage, but to the family and extended family system as well.

 

Who I Serve

I enjoy working with children and family systems, helping everyone navigate the complicated relationships that develop over a lifetime. I believe that the health of relationships within the family is essential to the well-being of both children and parents.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Couples/Marriage Therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Emotional regulation
  • Highly sensitive child/adult
  • Play therapy
  • Social skills development

Theoretical Approach

As a Marriage and Family Therapist I enjoy a variety of approaches including: Bowen – Family Systems and Family of Origin; Narrative – we all have our own unique story with desires, needs, and wants that need to be explored; and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

Insurance Networks

  • Private pay
  • BCBS PPO

Education/Certifications

  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Wheaton College
  • M.A. in School Administration, St. Francis University
  • B.A. in Elementary Education, Northern Illinois University