My Approach to Helping
I grew up overseas where I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I pursued my dreams and moved to Illinois where I received my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Illinois University. For as long as I remember, I have always loved helping people and just being an active listener. Eventually, choosing therapy as a career came as a second nature to me. As a therapist, I have worked in hospitals, residential care as well as outpatient behavioral care settings, working with a range of clientspatients from children to older adults living with a variety of mental issues.
My approach to therapeutic alliance is integrative as well as person centered. I believe every person is unique in their own way and treatment planning is tailored towards your unique needs. I utilize evidence-based practices including but not limited to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Sometimes it feels like we live in a fast-paced world where we may feel like time is passing us by or sometimes, we feel “stuck” in our daily routines and life may become sometimes mundane. I believe that awareness and bringing ourselves to the moment is one of the many ways we can lead satisfying lives.
More Info About My Practice
I see myself as an easygoing person and this has become one of my strengths in self-care through my childhood and adulthood. In my downtime, I enjoy activities that stimulate creativity and relaxation. I particularly enjoy reading sci-fi novels, watching or playing basketball and playing the piano. I also love traveling and spending time with my wife and our puppy.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Addiction, Adult ADHD, Adoption, Anger Management, Anxiety, Awareness, Career Counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Adolescent Counseling, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, DBT, Emotional Disturbance, Emotion Regulation, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Group Therapy, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, I.Q Testing, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Obesity, Mindfulness, Music Therapy, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Peer Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Phobias, Psychological Testing. Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Stress management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, Video Game Addiction, LGBTQ+ Concerns