My Approach to Helping
I work as an accomplished psychotherapist. Clients visit me most typically for services managing anxiety and depression. Additionally, I can provide clinical assessment and evidenced-based art therapy for ages ranging from school-aged children to adults. I believe clients are experts in their own life, and as a clinician, it is my job to partner in that process.
I earned my bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from North Park University with a minor in Psychology. Following this, I received my master's degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University in Chicago, IL. While in graduate school, my internships focused on community-based mental health services and crisis intervention at an agency that serves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Additionally, I worked as a research assistant at a nonprofit that focuses on reducing racial inequality within the judicial and prison system.
I have had years of experience in my chosen field. I pride myself on providing clinical services that are rooted in unconditional positive regard, empathy, cultural competency, and understanding the social systems that negatively affect mental health. I listen to my clients intently and provide them with honest feedback and a chance to develop coping skills in a non-judgmental safe space. I believe that all clients can grow and prosper when given the time to reflect and with continued support. I believe every person coming to therapy has the capacity to find healing and closure from life's difficulties. I am here to guide clients through that process and help them develop healthy coping skills to keep in their toolbox moving forward.