As a clinician, my intentions and practices are to meet clients exactly where they are at the beginning of their journey with compassion and empathy. As we build our therapeutic relationship, in which you feel safe and supported, I hope to facilitate the change you would like to see in your life that promotes greater functioning and satisfaction. I strongly believe that each of my clients are an expert in themselves, and thus, I am optimistic that between both of our expertise, we can pinpoint the root of your struggles and collaborate on how you can move forward and thrive.
I approach counseling from a client centered, strengths based orientation and strongly believe in the power of unconditional positive regard. I utilize body based techniques and other modalities, including cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy, to support growth in a manner that is culturally sensitive, trauma informed, and mindful of your individual and unique needs. My value system is inherently anti-capitalistic, anti-patriarchal, and anti-supremacist. I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in children and adolescent studies, from Benedictine University in 2011, and I am currently a doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision at Northern Illinois University.
I began my post graduate career as a children’s counselor for domestic violence survivors and continue this work as an advocate in the field. I have significant experience providing therapeutic services in a residential setting, treating addictions, eating disorders, mental health, and PTSD. I am licensed by the state of Illinois as a clinical professional counselor and recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor.
Sliding Scale/BCBSPPO and BCBS Blue Choice/USHIP