I understand that seeking therapy can be daunting, and I view therapy as a holistic process, striving to provide a warm, empathic, and accepting atmosphere, to support clients who are committed to making lasting change. I am Licensed Professional Counselor, and have extensive clinical experience working with couples and individuals struggling with relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, thought disorders, low self-esteem, grief/loss, and questions of identity.
I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2011, and since then have undergone continued training specializing in trauma informed approaches. I operate from a trauma informed perspective – recognizing that many people have had or currently experience trauma. I understand the need for emotional safety and trustworthiness in a therapist, and work with clients to regain a sense of empowerment in their lives. My preferred treatment modality is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, through which I help couples and individuals stop fighting against the pain of their past, and build a rich and meaningful life.