My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed social worker who works with children, teens, and adults. I earned her Bachelor’s degree at Loyola University Chicago and my Master’s of Social Work degree at Governor’s State University. I have vast clinical experience working in both private practice settings for the last 4 years and previously I worked in an inpatient psychiatric settings.
I specialize in working with individuals and families experiencing life transitions, relationship stress, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, struggles with work life balance, feelings of burnout, and thought errors. I believe that it is extremely important to tailor each treatment plan to the individual with the center of my approach being warmth, empowerment, and empathy.
When working with children, I utilize a combination of play therapy, art therapy, and talk therapy combined with regular family sessions and parental training to assist the child in healing and to gain healthy coping skills that can be used throughout their life. When working with adolescents and adults, I utilize multiple treatment modalities including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and narrative therapy for the individual to gain knowledge of themselves, improve their coping skills, and strengthen their ability to live their life at the optimal level of wellness.