My Approach to Helping
Carl Rogers emphasized unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence. I also think these are important parts of a therapeutic relationship and therapeutic growth. I also understand that sometimes a little more is needed and can provide other evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing.
In my spare time I love to cuddle with my two dogs, Juno and Harley. While cuddling I love to catch up on movies and books. When not at home or working I love spending time with my friends and going on adventures.
More Info About My Practice
I received my Master of Arts degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and my Bachelor of Arts degree from Roosevelt University. I graduated with a major in psychology from Roosevelt and Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School. My experience has included providing individual and group therapy to various age groups. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with diverse populations and a wide range of mental illnesses and life stressors.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
ADHD, academic underachievement, addiction, adoption, alcohol abuse, anger management, antisocial personality, anxiety, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, child or adolescent, chronic impulsivity, chronic relapse, codependency, coping skills, depression, divorce, domestic abuse, domestic violence, drug abuse, dual diagnosis, eating disorder, emotional disturbance, family conflict, gambling, grief, infidelity, life coaching, medical detox, narcissistic personality, obsessive-compulsive (OCD), oppositional defiance, peer relationships, racial identity, relationship issues, self-esteem, self-harming, sexual abuse, sexual addiction, sleep or insomnia, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, teen violence, trauma and PTSD, and women?s issues