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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
I am an accomplished counselor and expressive therapist with 12 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist. I hold a BFA in Fine Art/Art Education and MA in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I specializes in emotionally focused and attachment oriented therapies with children, families and couples experiencing communication struggles, physical and emotional trauma and/or attachment disruption having sought comprehensive training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I am also a trained Divorce and Family mediator and provide multiple support services to families experiencing separation, divorce and transition. Additionally, I often consult with schools and act as an advocate for children and parents with school service personnel in order to effectively implement strategies for children experiencing emotional and developmental disabilities. I have presented nationally and locally on the use of art therapy in the treatment of trauma as well as the use of art therapy to foster emotional expression and effective communication. I strive to use traditional counseling methods as well as expressive therapy approaches to assist clients in self-exploration, effective emotional expression and resolution of relationship conflict.