My Approach to Helping
People come to therapy for many different reasons. Some have suffered a loss or recent crisis in their life -- a job loss, the death of a family member or significant other, a significant illness or a new disability. Many others come to therapy just knowing that they don't feel happy and not feeling quite sure of the reasons for that unhappiness.
Therapy is a process that can help you understand your feelings better and through that understanding find new ways of managing those feeling -- or re-discover old ways that you may have forgotten. Therapy can also help you manage unexpected changes in your life and find new ways of looking at yourself that include those changes.
I look forward to meeting with you and helping you find ways to move ahead, manage life's challenges, and get to a more peaceful place.
More Info About My Practice
I have a practice with an office in Oakbrook, IL and see people from a broad area of Chicago's western suburbs. My experience includes working with people who have suffered significant losses with expertise in families of substance abusers, traumatic brain injuries and life-altering illnesses.
I have a contract with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Cigna, Com Psych and other insurances and bill as an Out of Network Provider with other insurances. My standard fee is $150.00 per session, but we can discuss individual arrangements if needed.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have a strong background working with people who have physical disabilities, survivors of Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries and their families, and those who grew up in families where alcohol/drugs impacted their early years.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy helps us find new and different ways of managing life's challenges as well as re-discovering old ways of managing that we might have forgotten.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love spending undivided time with people, listening to their story and watching them emerge as different people who now feel competent to manage the issues that brought them to therapy in the first place. I love hearing about the differences in their relationships with others that therapy brings. I love supporting them when times are difficult -- knowing that change is hard but that it will lead to a better life. I admire the resourcefulness and resilience that people bring to their therapy.