My Approach to Helping
Since I was very young, I was always the person people turned to when it came to sharing their concerns or challenges and it's always been my passion to help others. My therapy style is very engaged, open, and active and it's important to me that my clients leave each session with a feeling of value, accomplishment, and direction. My style is practical, educational, and collaborative in helping you to realize your vision and goals and strive toward achieving successful results and experiencing your potential. I'm very laid-back, like to laugh and bring humor into sessions, and have an office environment that's comfortable, cozy, and relaxing in a quiet and private setting surrounded by a pond.
More Info About My Practice
I have a firm commitment and enthusiasm for maximizing the treatment experiences of my clients; it's important to me that my clients leave sessions feeling like they've gained something valuable that can be applied to their lives. I'm a very active therapist who targets reducing symptoms and helping clients develop goals and build skills for coping and resolving personal struggles. Issues are addressed in a supportive and caring manner. I love to inject humor and laughter to brighten the counseling process, while simultaneously working hard to achieve results.
I work with adults, adolescents, and children and specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I have a special affinity for working with issues relating to dating and relationships, sexuality, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger management, grief/loss and working with the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered community
I hold certifications and additional specialized training in: relationship therapy, sex therapy, anger management, grief recovery, substance abuse, career counseling, LGBT treatment, and life coaching. But I love to work with all! My office is conveniently located near the Fox Valley Mall; just off Ogden Ave (Rt. 34) in between Rt. 59 and Eola Rd.