Provider Type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Children 6-12
Life can be tough! Between school, work, and other life transitions and changes, it can get easy to feel overwhelmed. You may be reading this thinking that there is nowhere to turn. You may feel alone and be struggling to express yourself and your feelings effectively. It takes great courage to reach out for help and being here is the first step! Therapy is a place where you can not only come when things are tough, but also when things are going well. No matter what is going on in your life, I am here to help you find your voice.
As a young person, it is important to have a safe space to develop, learn, and grow emotionally. I am here to provide that space for individuals experiencing mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and behavioral concerns. I have developed a specialization in working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families within that safe space. I desire to create a therapeutic environment where everyone’s voice is developed and heard.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loras College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have worked at a residential treatment center for youth with behavioral concerns, a retirement community, community mental health centers, and most recently worked within the Cook County Juvenile Justice System. Within these settings, I gained experience providing individual, group, and family counseling to diverse populations and diagnoses.
In my practice, I use a variety of modalities which incorporate best practice from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I believe in a strengths-based approach that is holistic and guided by the individual needs of each patient. I desire to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can share and process your experiences, build upon current strengths, explore new solutions, and find meaning and balance in your life. I look forward to working with you to find your voice and live a life that makes you happy to wake up each day!