Call Us: 708.848.0491
Call Us: 708.848.0491
"Once you start making the effort to “wake yourself up” – that is, be more mindful of your daily activities – you suddenly start appreciating your life more.” -Robert Biswas-Diener
The best bit of news you’ll read here is that it is never too late to wake ourselves up. The next-best bit of news you’ll read here is that myself and the team at CCP are here to help!
I am an empathetic and enthusiastic person. I employ techniques from CBT and Mindfulness-Based approaches in order to slow things down and help “wake you up” to what exactly needs tending to in your life. In our first session, you will hear me concede that I cannot possibly know more about you than you. My approach to counseling is person-centered, meaning that you can expect a warm and welcoming environment with me as your counselor.
I also incorporate an “eclectic” approach, which means that I will tailor your care specifically to you by using techniques and approaches that will most effectively treat the issue at hand. This may include approaches such as Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Music Therapy, or Recreational Therapy.
I am interested in working with young adults, adults, couples and families. I have additional experience in career counseling, addiction and substance abuse, work therapy, anxiety, depression, and persons with disabilities.
Educational and Career Background
I received my Bachelor of Arts from Lawrence University in Wisconsin with a major in Psychology. Post-undergrad, I worked in Sales and Customer Service before transitioning my career towards counseling.
I received my Master of Arts here in Chicago from Adler University with a specialization in Rehabilitation Psychology. I took classes such as Multi-Cultural Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Sports Psychology. I interned at Jesse Brown VA as a Compensated Work Therapist (CWT), helping Veterans explore their career interests and assist them in applying for and landing the job. Also while at the VA, I interned in their Addictions Treatment Program (ATP), where I helped clients manage their addiction concerns in both individual and group settings.
I have since worked for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago (EFGC) and New Life Rejuvenation. At EFGC, I provided therapy for clients that have epilepsy and helped them address the mental health challenges associated with managing epilepsy. While with New Life Rejuvenation, I provided counseling for clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, LGBTQ+ identity, trauma and PTSD. In early 2023 I additionally completed an intensive, 36-hour ADHD specialist training and became an ADHD-CCSP (ADHD Certified Clinical Services Professional).
In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, taking care of my dog and two cats, going to concerts, and camping.
Specialties and Clinical Interests Include:
• Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Addiction & Substance Abuse
• Adlerian Therapy
• Career & Work Therapy
• Eating Disorders
• Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Evaluations & Letters
• Existential Therapy
• Generalized Anxiety
• Grief and Loss
• Harm Reduction
• Identity Exploration
• LGBTQ+ Affirmative Practice
• Life Transitions
• Mindfulness Skills
• Motivational Interviewing
• Music Therapy
• Persons of Color
• Persons with Disabilities
• Recreational Therapy
• Sport Psychology
• Stress Management
• Suicidal Ideation
• Young Adults
“A life, some would argue, is a series of problems. There’s no denying the truth in that – but why get lost in it? Why not rise above the truth… and lead a good life? Shouldn’t we all look at problems as a chance for us to find… solutions?” -Lex Luthor, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, by Brian Azzarello
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