My Approach to Helping
I believe that a solid therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to achieving success in therapy. I teach a range of coping skills to help deal with various issues that could occur in a person’s life. To achieve this, I have a few methods I work with as well the desire to expand my skills to fit what my clients need. These methods are: Acceptance and Commitments Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Role-Playing Game Based Skill Teaching, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness Techniques.
More Info About My Practice
I have a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both on a clinical track, from Governors State University. I started with an Associate’s degree in Psychology from Joliet Junior College. I completed an internship at Trinity Services, Inc. and worked there full-time for the following 3 years. My experience there was intensive outpatient with a broad range of clients, where I learned to think on my feet and come up with creative interventions to work with my clients.
During my downtime, I enjoy tabletop role-playing games, playing with my dog Ace, hanging out with friends, designing fantasy maps and images, and playing video games. I am also licensed as a CPR & First Aid teacher and enjoyed teaching classes at my previous employment.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Include but are not limited to:Children ages 5 years and up, TeenAdolescents, Adults, Individual Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Coping Skills, Autism, Multicultural, Learning Disabilities, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal and Relational Conflicts, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Behavioral Issues, Suicidal Ideations, Thought Disorders, Grief Counseling, Mood Disorders, Men?s Issues, Peer Relationships, Family Conflict, Mindfulness, Bipolar Disorder, Life Transitions, Issues of MeaningValues, Emotional Issues, Dual Diagnosis, Stress Management, Development Disabilities,Bisexual Issues, Gay Issues, Lesbian Issues, Transgender Identity,Budgeting, Attachment Issues, Psychosis,Emotional Disturbance, Alzheimer's, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, ADHD, Alcohol Abuse, Borderline Personality, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Grief, Hoarding, Intellectual Disability, Life Coaching, Narcissistic Personality, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Racial Identity, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Spirituality, Substance Abuse, Teen Violence, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Interpersonal Issues, Thinking Disorders