YOU ARE NOT BROKEN, SO YOU DON’T NEED TO BE “FIXED”
I am so passionate about working with women, teens, millennials or those just now finding independence. I love helping people learn how to better manage mood disorders, relationship with yourself, relational boundaries, loss, stress/trauma management, and overall personal discovery and growth. I also have a wealth of experience working with those in early recovery from addictions and family members within addiction dynamics.
AT EVERY TOUCH POINT I TEACH AND PRACTICE FROM A PLACE OF INTEGRITY AND AUTHENTICITY. MY FOCUS IS CLEAR AS I WORK WITHIN THE REALM OF MY VALUES AS A CLINICIAN: EMOTIONAL AWARENESS, IDENTIFYING VALUES, RECOGNIZING PATTERNS, PRACTICING MINDFULNESS AND EMPOWERMENT.
I work with my client to create a treatment approach for them that is as unique as they and their story are. I do this by using creative and mindful therapy techniques as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My experience in helping clients overcome challenges includes anxiety, depression, mood disorders, women’s issues, self-esteem, addiction, trauma/sexual trauma, and relationship or family conflict. I earned a BA in Human Services from Millikin University, Masters in Social Work from Aurora University, and a Type 73 certification as a School Social Worker. I am also a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
My passion for therapy is derived from my own ability to overcome challenges and build resiliency from the support I received after I experienced loss at a young age. Since then, I have learned to be a wife, new mom, and aunt as well as continued my roles as daughter, sister, and friend. I live my life authentically and believe in the good and personal strength in everyone. Outside of my work, I love to spend time with my family, craft and paint, listen to podcasts and explore my own community.