I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and I received a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a specialization in child and adolescent treatment.
My background experience includes working in an intensive outpatient program, therapeutic summer camps, and outpatient behavioral health settings providing individual and group therapy. As a long standing volunteer and employee of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, I have gained knowledge of the importance of delivering high quality services and resources to individuals in need regardless of their situation, and as such, have developed a strong sense of advocacy and passion.
My goal is to work with individuals to empower them to live their lives to their fullest. I focus on finding solutions, identifying strengths, and acting as a guide to help individuals work through the barriers that prevent positive growth, while integrating treatment approaches that best fit the client. My approach is supportive, non-judgmental, and direct, though always compassionate and respectful.
I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. My specialties include: mood disorders, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, stage of life issues, low self-esteem/body-image issues, and eating disorders.
I also facilitate a DBT based Girl's Group, Girl Power.
Day, afternoon and evening hours are available. I am also available to provide discounts and sliding scale fees for those with financial needs.