My Approach to Helping
I utilize a Client-Centered counseling approach, while also integrating tenants from supplementary theories (Attachment, Systems, Psychodynamic); depending on what the client’s needs are. This allows for a deeper understanding of the client to create an individualized approach. I believe that my compassionate and understanding human nature allows clients to feel at ease. In my opinion, it is important to meet each individual client where they are, while promoting a non-judgmental and safe environment. As a clinician, I believe it is imperative to provide empathy and unconditional positive regard to help build and facilitate a strong therapeutic relationship. I specialize in Play therapy with younger clients and employ creative and holistic approaches when working with clients of all ages.
In my free time, my favorite self-care activities include cooking, exercising, being outdoors and hanging out with my pup, Romeo.
More Info About My Practice
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor currently working remotely with Illinois residents. I obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Throughout my time at The Chicago School, I worked with clients across the lifespan from various cultural backgrounds and socio-economic status. Prior to Portrait Health Centers, I was an intern at the Erie Neighborhood House where I provided trauma-focused counseling to individuals and families, predominantly young children and immigrant families. During my internship, I offered therapy for clients with a wide array of issues, such as coping with threat of parent deportation, anger management, sexual exploration, anxiety, identity development, child abuse, PTSD, and domestic violence.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Including, but not limited to: Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Alzheimer?s, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bisexual Issues, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Elderly Persons Disorders, Family Conflict, Gay Issues, Grief, Impulse Control Disorders, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Lesbian Issues, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Personality Disorders, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Weight Loss, Women?s Issues