My Approach to Helping
Making the decision to seek help through therapy can be stressful and takes strength and courage. My goal in therapy is to help reduce your stress and guide you in learning new information and skills to resolve whatever issues or concerns brought you to counseling. Whether you are at a crossroads trying to make a big decision in your life, struggling with anxiety, depression or low self-esteem, or want to improve your relationships with others, counseling can be very helpful.
My approach is to work collaboratively with you to identify the barriers that keep you from leading a full and enjoyable life. Using your individual strengths and talents, together we will build on those and add new skills to help discover your true potential and become a healthier, happier you. Sometimes I assign "homework" between sessions to help bring awareness to issues or assist you in practicing new skills. I value your time and recognize the many other commitments in your life, therefore, my schedule allows flexibility for evening and Saturday appointments. I invite you to invest in yourself today!
More Info About My Practice
My husband and I moved back to the NW Suburbs in August 2019 after living in Houston the past 6 years. I had a private practice in Houston during that time and look forward to establishing my practice in Chicago, where we call home. We have two adult sons, one who lives here in Chicago and one in Washington, D.C.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
People seek therapy for many reasons, usually when experiencing difficulty with coping or resolving some issue on their own. You may have already tried other strategies to 'fix' the issue but haven't seen enough improvement. You may be feeling discouraged, frustrated, overwhelmed or even hopeless that things can get better.
Counseling provides a safe and non-judging environment where you can talk about your personal challenges and goals. It is an opportunity to focus just on yourself. You can talk about whatever you want to and you get to decide how much you want to share. Therapy is an investment in yourself!
My goal is to connect with you on an emotional level and help you feel supported and understood. By learning to manage stress, develop healthy relationships and improve your mood, you can get back on track, achieve greater happiness and lead a more fulfilling life.