My Approach to Helping
As a skilled therapist, I believe I play various roles for my clients, such as being a positive role model, a mentor and a confidant to them. My natural ability to connect with my clients and to skillfully build rapport with them while remaining non-judgmental and authentic, I can fulfill those roles.
I use a person-centered approach to build the basis for the therapeutic alliance with my clients. Although my theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I draw techniques from various other therapies such as Gestalt Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to meet each client's unique goals and needs.
More Info About My Practice
I obtained a Master in Science (MS) in Community Counseling from National Louis University and have since worked at the Community Crisis Center as a counselor for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. I have had previous internship experience working with the incarcerated women in India. I am also a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor.
In my free time, I like to read, work out and travel. I love how the outdoors and nature brings out the adventurer in me. While I enjoy the peaceful sound of ocean waves at a beach, I have also enjoyed white water rafting, zip lining, wildlife safaris, jet skilling, parasailing, and skydiving.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Include but not limited to, ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety,Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce,Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis,Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief,Infidelity, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal,Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Substance Abuse,Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues