My Approach to Helping
I have an innate ability to quickly build rapport with clients of all ages. I believe people can overcome great obstacles and live the life they desire, and I use a supportive approach to better understand the areas of concern for the individual or family.
I help clients age six and up cope with depression, anxiety, ADHD, women’s issues, parenting, and the following struggles:
Life Transitions: It’s normal to experience stress during a life transition. Our bodies and minds need to adjust to a new lifestyle, which may feel unsettling and uncomfortable. I can help you navigate both positive and difficult changes with proven tools and techniques to keep you on track.
Grief: Grief can encompass a range of emotions from deep sadness to anger. With over ten years of experience helping individuals with difficult issues, I will help you sort through your feelings and adjust to a new life.
Chronic Pain Illness: Adjusting to illness andor disabilities is difficult, but there are methods to help you cope and move forward. I will provide support and help you find creative strategies to live a better life.
In therapy, I use a cognitive behavior approach to help clients identify the thoughts and behavior choices that no longer meet their needs. Based on the strengths of the individual or family, I help discover healthy ways to accomplish goals.
I earned an undergraduate degree in Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University and graduate degree in Community Counseling from Governors State University.