My Approach to Helping
I practice from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and like to integrate many different activities, such as music, art, play and reflective writings in my client’s treatment. Through my education and own personal experience, I recognize that one’s culture largely impacts their development as a person. In my treatment, I am mindful of my client’s culture and work to utilize that into their individual treatment. In working with children and adolescents, I am a firm believer that their input and involvement in treatment is just as valuable as the adults’ in their life, and always make sure I include their own therapeutic goals in my treatment planning as well. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe, healthy, kind, supportive, and collaborative environment for my clients.
I have experience in a community practice, working individually and in a group setting, with clients from age 5 and up, in both a school-based and outpatient therapeutic setting. I have worked in a Residential Treatment facility with adolescents from ages 12-19 who present with a multitude of presenting problems. I have worked with clients from various and different cultures and backgrounds.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dog, Keady. I like to go to concerts and plays and enjoy cheering on my favorite sports teams: the Chicago White Sox and Purdue. I also enjoy cooking, reading and traveling.