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Personal Statement

​My goal is to help clients develop a healthy level of functioning, leading to renewed hope and happiness. This therapeutic relationship is a collaborative journey, allowing me to help clients find the next step toward improving their life situation, relationships, and outlook.

Who I Serve

I have experience in many therapeutic settings, including: inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, substance use disorder programs, the criminal justice system, and emergency room crisis intervention. I work with adult men and women in individual counseling. My background allows me to develop a strong alliance with diverse clients and restore hope in their lives.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Trauma recovery
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Group Therapy

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Depression
  • Perinatal Mental Health

Theoretical Approach

My goal is to collaboratively and holistically work with each individual and tailor my treatment approach according to his or her needs. I integrate interventions from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Narrative Therapy to help clients reframe and view patterns of behaviors with new insights.

Education/Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois
  • MS in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • BS in Psychology and Criminal Justice, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Perinatal Mental Health trained by Postpartum Support International

Affiliations/Memberships

  • SMART Recovery Facilitator
  • Postpartum Support International (PSI)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

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