My Approach to Helping
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Governors State University. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Illinois State University.
I believe that a good therapeutic relationship is paramount in making positive life changes. My empathetic, non-judgmental, and welcoming personality creates a safe and comfortable environment for all clients during counseling sessions. I help people clarify, envision, and obtain their life aspirations and goals. My empathic and down to earth nature allows me to understand the many challenges clients endure. I have an innate ability to recognize the inner strengths of my clients and empower them to utilize these strengths in pursuit of their dreams. Working collaboratively, side by side, I will help you cope with the many obstacles life presents and implement steps and strategies to ensure you reach your goals.
More Info About My Practice
I utilize Reality Therapy, Person Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my approach with clients. I have extensive experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, seniors, families, couples, and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings. In my clinical work, I am well versed in both traditional therapeutic techniques as well as creative modalities such as play therapy, music, role play, and guided imagery.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Self Esteem, Body Image, Coping Skills, TeensAdolescents, Seniors, Couples Counseling, Individual Therapy, Children, Family ConflictTherapy, Relational Issues, Trauma, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Life Skills, Developmental Disorders, Stress Management, Anger Management, Time Management, Life Coaching, Independent Living Skills, Group Facilitation, Grief and Loss, Peer Relationships, Relationship Concerns, Self Identity, Substance Abuse, Suicide Ideation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, Bipolar, Impulse Control, Self-management Training, Exercise Training Routine, Dual Diagnosis, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, LGBTQ Concerns, Infidelity, Marriage Counseling, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Creativity, Infertility, Life Transitions, Bereavement, Aging concerns, Caregiver Stress, Career Counseling, SleepInsomnia, Academic Underachievement, Crisis Intervention, Boundary Setting, Guilt, Meditation, Domestic Violence