My Approach to Helping
I believe that childhood interactions play a huge part in the development of psychological pain, wounds, and hurts. I am sensitive to the process of therapy and work hard to make it a safe and trusting space for you and myself to work together. The here and now interactions in the room are important and I intentionally use them to foster the healing process. Your strengths and goals are important to the way I work because my aim is to free up the energy that has been suppressed by pain so that you can focus on the things that are important to you.
In the past 14+ years of my career, I have worked in community mental health and residential treatment in Chicago attending to individuals with moderate to severe mental health presentations. I also have extensive experience in college counseling in Illinois, North Carolina, and Iowa. In the most recent years I have worked in group private practice and currently own my private practice.
I'm collaborative in my work and as long as you believe that it is possible for you to make progress on your mental health journey, I'm positive that I can help you take several steps toward experiencing more connection with your SELF and experience increased ease and joy as you navigate the ups and downs of your life. In order to help you I use the following methods of treatment:
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
The Release Process