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Personal Statement

I believe growth and strength are built on a foundation of struggle, self awareness, and effort. Therapy can be an intimidating yet profound process to explore thoughts, behaviors, and personal values. I enjoy coming along side clients and holding space for difficult, uncomfortable conversations to stimulate growth and resilience. I prioritize encouraging clients to focus on reaching their goals through therapeutic techniques and skill development.

Who I Serve

I am passionate about working with young children, adolescents, teens, and young adults. I enjoy working alongside young people to find their strengths and focus on their goals. I strive to provide a welcoming and safe environment to build resilience, nurture confidence, and encourage growth.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Emotional regulation, anger, & behavioral problems
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Fear and avoidance

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Divorce and life transitions
  • LGBTQIA+ affirming
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief & loss

Theoretical Approach

My theoretical approach is person-centered as my focus is meeting the individual needs of my clients. I have specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that I use in combination with solution-focused theory, strengths-based theory, social learning theory, expressive theory (art and play), developmental theory, and mindfulness theory.

Insurance Networks

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


  • Licensed Social Worker in the State of Illinois
  • Master of Social Work, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medical Univ. of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana


  • Social Work Honor Society - Delta Kappa Pi Chapter of Phi Alpha