My Approach to Helping
I am an individual, family, and marriage counselor licensed in Illinois with 12 years of experience working as a psychological counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief, domestic violence, divorce, co-parenting, and trauma-based issues.
My counseling style is empathic and interactive. I believe that therapy can sometimes work when it involves the family dynamics and history of childhood. My clients are usually motivated to make the necessary changes to move forward in their lives with regards to being productive, building relationships, and feeling right with themselves. At times, a client will need a few sessions to reassure themselves before making a decision regarding career and or other life changes.
I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Sometimes a person may be intimidated by processing some of the personal challenges and events they are experiencing. This is why my approach is based on the client's ability to understand their comfort level with processing issues and not be forced or prompted by the therapist. An individualized treatment plan will be discussed during the initial intake to meet the needs of the client and their reasons for participating in therapy.
I look forward to working with you!