I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Over the past 15 years I have been able to enhance my understanding of trauma with training as an EMDR practitioner. In addition, I have done work with anxiety and depression issues, navigating grief and loss, and other stress-related issues. Using a cognitive behavioral and emotional approach with a systems framework is the foundation of my therapeutic style.
I completed my Masters in Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and as an intern and a new counselor I specialized in trauma and co-occurring disorders. I also completed domestic violence training some years ago and have worked with women who have had to deal with this issue, sometimes when they are still living with the abusive partner.
Counseling is a tremendous collaborative effort between the counselor and the client. The process is one of gathering memories, impressions, core beliefs, and gaining an understanding of the individual systems which the client has navigated, often from a very early age.
As a therapist, I value and prioritize relationships at the center of my work with clients. The relationship between client and therapist is paramount to personal and interpersonal growth.
Those who partner with me can expect a warm personal connection, unconditional empathy, and a deep understanding of how all the pieces of their life are working together to create their current situation. And, what they can to do achieve the growth they desire.
My favorite clients to work with are those who are ready to dive in to their stories and partner with me to create sustainable healthy changes. Clients who value personal connection, are willing to think critically about their strengths, values, and goals, and are committed to intentional and consistent work will benefit the most from partnering with me.
If you are looking for real change, growth and emotional insight, reach out today. We’ll find a time that works best for you, so we can begin working toward your goals together.