My Approach to Helping
I am warm, patient, and supportive as patients work to make difficult changes in their lives. I recognize the change process is not instantaneous and offer gentle guidance as clients navigate new terrain and create goals on their journey to wellness.
I offer therapy for adolescents and adults of all ages. I am skilled in mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, personality disorders, and more severe mental health disorders. I am especially skilled in:
Substance Abuse Recovery: I have extensive training and experience with those who are healing and coping with addiction, and is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC). Addiction to substances can be detrimental to your well-being, mental and physical. I help find the right path to getting and staying sober.
Sexual Performance Concerns: Both women and men can have concerns about their sexual performance, but few get the help they are looking for. I open my office as a safe place to discuss those personal concerns privately. I can also treat sex addiction. I have an open and understanding office for those who practice open relationships and polyamory, as well.
Transgender Transitions: Transitioning into the correct gender can be busy and full of doctors. I am here for your mental health through the process. I can help answer any questions and guide you to where you want to be.
In therapy, I use CBT and supportive psychotherapy. I also appreciate the power of pets and encourages animal-assisted therapy. I truly want you to be comfortable and secure when going into therapy with me.
I earned my graduate degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield. I have nearly two decades of experience in individual and group therapy. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends & family, exercising, going to performing arts events, and traveling.