My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Illinois. Although I am an LMFT, my training allows me to also provide services to individuals. As a solution-focused therapist, I help clients to identify the blocks that keep them stuck in unhelpful patterns of functioning. Together, we work to move the barriers and embrace a more fulfilling way of life. I use the knowledge I gained at The Family Institue at NU and the expertise I have acquired during 12 years of experience; along with compassion and empathy to provide a helpful therapy experience unique for each client, couple or family. I see clients at Palatine Ridge Counseling with offices in Palatine, IL and Park Ridge, IL.
1278 W Northwest Highway, Palatine and 350 S Northwest Highway in Park ridge.
More Info About My Practice
Palatine Ridge Counseling was previously called The Palatine Center for Behavioral Health. The name was changed in 2017 when we added the Park Ridge office. There are 5 clinicians working Palatine Ridge and licenses range from LMFT, LCPC, LCSW and LPC. We see individual adolescents and adults, couples and families.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Specific issues that i am skilled with are helping couples who are struggling with the aftermath or infidelity, financial distress, parenting stress, or family of origin issues. I help families establish boundaries and positive cycles of interaction. I have special training in working with individuals who have anxiety, depression, mood disorders or a history that includes trauma. I have extensive experience working with clients that have been hospitalized for a mental health issue and with working with their families.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist when working with a couple, is to represent the relationship. My actual client in this case is the relationship. Usually we can uncover unhelpful patterns that keep the couple stuck in a cycle of score keeping, poor communication or seething anger. As a family therapist, the unhelpful patterns of interaction are also uncovered and new more helpful patterns are explored. My role as a therapist when dealing with an individual is to help that individual to discover the resources they have within themselves to cultivate coping skills that can ease anxiety, depression or distress from past trauma.