My Approach to Helping
I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families to reach their goals and to learn new ways to cope with and respond to everyday stresses. Depending on my clients, I use a host of treatment therapies to meet their specific needs which include, but are not limited to, CBT, DBT, Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Person-Centered Psychotherapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I also work with each client to examine what their current lifestyle and diet look like in order to make necessary adjustments for the client to receive the best results possible. I treat each client with respect and dignity and am fully aware that I am a partner in their process in achieving their goals and fulfilling life.
More About Me: When I’m not counseling, I enjoy working out, cooking, reading books, and watching movies. My husband and I are also involved in cat rescue and rehabilitation. I have five nieces and nephews who are the light of my world and I enjoy spending time with them.
More Info About My Practice
I earned my Master’s degree in School Counseling from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. During my graduate internships, I worked and gained valuable experience primarily with parents and children, from ages eight until their early twenties who were at-risk youth, many of them in the justice system. Some of the mental health issues I dealt with during my internship included anxiety, depression, bullying, gang involvement, substance abuse, domestic violence, bipolar, and grief.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Child, Adolescent, and Adult (Individual and Group), Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Eating Disorders, Grief, Self-Harming, ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Anger Management, Peer Relationships, Divorce, Family Conflict, Oppositional Defiance, Relationship Issues, Suicidal Ideation, Women?s Issues, Teen Violence, Racial Identity, Behavioral Issues, Learning Disabilities, Career Counseling, Bipolar Disorder, Spirituality, Sleep or Insomnia, Codependency, Obsessive- Compulsive, Parenting, Video Game Addiction, Domestic Violence, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Obesity, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Thinking Disorders, Sexual Issues, Internet Addiction, Chronic Relapse, Dual Diagnosis, Life Coaching, Medical Detox, Infertility, Infidelity, Sex Therapy, Domestic Abuse, Peer Relations, Teen Violence, Weight loss, Gambling Addiction, Life Coaching