My Approach to Helping
I strongly believe in lifelong personal growth and the possibility of change. In my practice, I help individuals gain insight, movement, and empowerment through a supportive, warm, and collaborative therapeutic relationship. My overall style is genuine, dynamic, insightful, and encouraging. I create a safe and nurturing environment for each person that I work with by offering support, education, insight, and personal connection. Throughout the course of therapy, we will explore issues of most pressing concern as well as relevant past experiences. Often times, past events and relationships can have a continuing effect on current life in ways such as unhealthy relationship patterns, self-destructive behaviors, distressing feelings, and an overall sense of "feeling stuck". In my work, I emphasize helping individuals gain insight into these connections and begin a rewarding process of personal growth. I have a background of diverse clinical experience and currently work with a wide variety of concerns. My focus areas include helping individuals work through depression, past or present traumatic experiences or events, major life changes, ongoing stress and anxiety, relationship issues, loss and grieving, as well as self-esteem and identity shifts. I also have a wealth of experience working in-depth both with individuals recovering from addiction as well as loved ones that have been affected by these concerns (i.e. spouses, adult children of alcoholics or addicts, family members, partners, etc.). I am seeing clients both online and in-person in my downtown Chicago office as well as online throughout Illinois and New York State. I provide intensive individual and group psychotherapy to adults as well as consultation and support services for professionals in the health care field.