I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have experience working with adolescents, college students, adults, and families providing outpatient individual and group therapy, crisis support, psychosocial educational support groups, and clinical services. I have worked extensively in both community mental health outpatient environments and residential treatment settings.
I have my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Social Work, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have experience and knowledge working with individuals experiencing and coping with the following: depression, anxiety, mood regulation and stabilization, ADHD, life transitions and adjustments, self-esteem concerns, relationship issues, trauma, and psychotic disorders.
By using a person centered and holistic approach to therapy, I will provide a warm, comfortable, and safe environment for clients to work toward their goals and needs. I believe a therapist’s role is that of a guide and teacher who provides support and helps to bring out the internal strengths of the clients they work for. Although I use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, being able to use the strengths and resources of a client is at the core of making positive outcomes and changes. Finally, during this important partnership I feel that being able to laugh and using a client’s creativity can also be used during the therapeutic healing process.
The therapeutic tools and approaches I use include the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, and Person-Centered (Rogerian) Therapy. I provide culturally sensitive and gender sensitive approaches, as well as an eclectic and strengths-based approach to therapy with individuals and families. I look forward to working with my clients every day and am grateful to share my passion and love for working as a therapist.