My Approach to Helping
I firmly believe every person is stronger than they think, and I am here to help clients learn how to motivate and raise themselves up to accomplish their goals.
I earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology and a graduate degree in mental health counseling from National Louis University specializing in mood, anxiety, and trauma work. I have a background working in residential centers for eating and mood disorders and have worked in clinical research and outpatient treatment for substance abuse. I treat adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-injury, substance abuse, and more.
In therapy, I take a client-centered approach to guide clients where they want to be. I believes clients are the experts in their own lives and will help them using therapeutic tools to be able to help themselves. I utilize aids such as thought-restructuring and distress tolerance skills and gives credence to positive psychology to build up strengths rather than over-analyzing imperfections. I am knowledgeable, patient, and sensitive to cultural and LGBTQ+ individual needs and makes sure to make comfort in therapy a priority.