My Approach to Helping
My career in the mental health field began with graduate studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I earned a certificate in trauma-focused behavioral therapy. I completed my master?s degree in clinical psychology at Benedictine University. I am a member of the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach and the Illinois Counseling Association.
More Info About My Practice
My practice is grounded in positive, humanistic values that encourage personal growth and healing with a variety of treatment modalities. I believe each client deserves the most effective treatment tailored to their unique personality and circumstances. Many different issues can be addressed in counseling sessions, and may be appropriate for short-term solution-focused techniques, time-limited cognitive behavioral strategies, narrative therapy, skill-building exercises from the dialectical behavior therapy approach, or long-term supportive psychotherapy. If you are thinking about beginning the inner quest of counseling, I am here to walk with you on your journey.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I offer mental health services for a wide variety of issues and concerns. I am qualified to treat attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), anxiety, addiction, Alzheimer?s anger management, academic underachievement, alcohol abuse, adoption issues, autism, Asperger?s syndrome, antisocial personality, borderline personality, bipolar issues, behavioral issues, chronic impulsivity, chronic pain or illness, child and adolescent issues, codependency, chronic relapse, divorce issues, developmental challenges, domestic violence, domestic abuse, dual diagnosis, drug abuse, eating issues, entitlement, emotional disturbance, family conflict, grief, gambling issues, internet addiction, infertility, learning issues, life challenges, mental retardation, narcissistic personality, obsessive-compulsive issues (OCD), obesity, oppositional defiance, peer relationship challenges, parenting issues, self-harming behavior, self-esteem issues, sexual addiction, sexual abuse, sleep issues, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, trauma-related issues, teen violence, video game addiction, and weight loss challenges.