Provider Type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+, Children 6-12
Counseling Philosophy: I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is at the heart of treatment success. I provide a non-judgmental and open environment conducive to sharing and change, and work collaboratively with the client to meet his/her needs. I understand that embracing the therapy process and implementing change can be difficult and am dedicated to providing support and encouragement to my clients every step of the way.
Training and Experience: I completed a Master's degree in Psychology through Walden University, followed by a certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling through the University of North Texas and a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis through the University of Colorado Denver. I have further completed Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I am both a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois.
I have experience dealing with many different backgrounds and cultures, having worked in rehabilitation, and at various facilities such as developmental centers and correctional institutions. I’ve worked with children providing behavioral therapy in the home, and through other capacities providing family support. I have experience working in collaboration with psychiatric services making diagnostic recommendations and monitoring for treatment efficacy, as well. Given the large range of diagnoses I’ve worked with, I am knowledgeable regarding a number of issues both mild and severe. I look forward to working with you no matter your background or age.
About Me: Outside of work I enjoy listening to music, reading, taking walks, and spending time with my family. I also love to travel when I have the time!