My Approach to Helping
I take a collaborative and integrative approach to supervision. My goal is to establish a safe working relationship where the supervisee feels comfortable exploring all avenues of being a therapist. I encourage supervisees to not only examine what is going on with their clients, but to also bring awareness to the supervisee’s own experience and related feelings. I believe supervision should be a space to celebrate successes as well as process challenges and vulnerabilities. I see supervision as an opportunity to unpack the personal and professional complexities of being a therapist. I approach my work with supervisees with empathy, humor, and a genuine desire to help supervisees learn and grow in multiple ways.
I work with individuals and groups at IntraSpectrum Counseling in Chicago, IL. I am grounded in a psycho-dynamic framework and tend to be process oriented in sessions, and I also integrate cognitive behavioral, relationalinterpersonal, feminist, and queer theories as clinically appropriate. I work with clients on a variety of concerns including gender identity, sexuality and sexual orientation, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, interpersonal relationship dynamics, and family of origin trauma.
I received a Bachelor of Science in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota, and completed my Master’s in clinical counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have completed sexual assault advocacy training and participated in a professional fellowship with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. Outside of the office, I love to spend time with my chihuahua and cats, binging Netflix, cooking, and reading.