I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering counseling to adults, adolescents, children, and families on the north side of Chicago. I have extensive experience treating clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, eating disorders, parenting issues, behavioral problems and career concerns. My clinical experiences are very diverse as I have worked in a variety of treatment settings. I received my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Northwestern University Counseling and Psychological Services and my postdoctoral fellowship at OMNI Youth Services. I worked several years in a group private practice treating clients of all ages with a range of psychological issues.
Explore. Understand. Grow. These three words best explain my approach to therapy. Through the establishment of a trusted therapeutic relationship, together, we will embark on the process of psychological change. We will explore what is preventing you from reaching your full potential. You will develop a greater understanding of yourself, which will facilitate your growth into the person you want to become.
As your therapist I will be nurturing, caring, and genuine. I integrate a humanistic approach with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy. We will work together to change the thoughts and behaviors influencing your emotional distress. We will also concentrate on understanding and communicating your emotions more effectively. In working with children and adolescents, I use a similar approach but modify my interventions to meet the developmental level of the individual.
In addition to individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children, I also have special training in providing couples, marriage, and family therapy. I aspire to help your family discover better communication patterns, healthier boundaries, and establish more feelings of closeness and connection. I utilize an integration of Structural Family Therapy and Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy techniques.
If you are interested in learning more about me and my counseling approach please contact me at 773-512-4656.