Provider Type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Children 6-12
Wow, what a year we have had! I know that things are not back to “normal,” (whatever that is), and that stress levels are high. Things that did not bother us before are now huge issues. We have all been trapped in our homes and unable to socialize. This causes us stress, and stress can be dangerous. I want to help people learn to cope with stress. I like to start where the person is and then go from there. Chances are that you already have some coping skills, so I can help you look at those skills and refine them or give you new ones to try. I firmly believe that the client and therapist are a team. It is import to me that I hear what you have to say. I feel truly thankful when clients share their life story with me as it lets me understand them at a deeper level. It is hard to “do therapy,” but I know that the outcome is worth all the hard work. Hopefully, I can ease you through the difficult parts, through the past and present.
I have worked in the field of social work since I was 19 years old. I worked with the intellectually impaired, in residential programs, in-patient and outpatient hospitalization units, and within community-based services. I know that in my life I have helped many people and will continue to help more in the years to come.
My undergraduate degree is in psychology and sociology. My master's degree is in social work from Loyola University – Chicago. I love to learn, and if I could I be in classes all the time, I would be. I love arts and crafts and am currently teaching myself how to paint with watercolors. I spend my free time with my 1-year-old granddaughter, doing crafts, and reading.