Provider Type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+
Specialties: Including but not limited to addictions, alcohol and substance abuse, adjustment disorders, adolescent/teens (12+), anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorders, codependency, coping skills deficits, depression, divorce, domestic violence and abuse, emotional dysregulation, family counseling, gambling, grief and loss, life transition concerns, marital and relationships, men’s issues, mood disorders, parenting and co-parenting, self-esteem, self- harm, sexual addiction, social anxiety, stress management, trauma and abuse, PTSD, workplace/organizational issues
I have accumulated over 20 years of experience providing individual counseling, family therapy, and marital counseling to adolescents, and adults dealing with various and concerns. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with my master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. During my career, I have worked with adults and adolescents with various emotional and behavioral issues. I have helped teens and their family recover from substance use and addiction issues. I have also worked with adults dealing with emotional and past traumas, as well as many forms of addictions and substance use concerns.
When someone starts therapy, I want to them to feel safe and comfortable to explore those personal issues about themselves they may have been hesitant to do before. Building a rapport and being genuine allow me to use the various therapeutic techniques in my toolbox like cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused techniques, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing techniques among other therapies. These allow to engage the client and get them on a path to a happy and healthier life.
In my personal life, I enjoy the outdoors, and like for hikes, camping, and spending time with family. I also giving back to the community by coaching recreational community softball team.