I believe each client and their experiences are sui generis, or unique to their own. I understand the therapeutic relationship as being founded on safety and trust, moving at a pace that is comfortable and progressive for each client. As your therapist, I will provide a warm, safe, and accepting environment that allows you to show yourself as you truly are without imposition or presumption. Together, we will work to increase your sense of meaning and purpose in life in order to move you towards your full potential and knowing yourself more completely.
I operate and view the world from a Humanistic-Existential perspective. I also utilize an integrative approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness meditation in order to effectively create change and healing.
I have clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families. I specialize in treating abuse and trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, anger, relational or parental issues, and adjustment difficulties. I have worked within diverse clinical settings, such as community mental health centers, outpatient clinics, and correctional settings. I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I completed my doctoral internship at The Chicago School Community Internship Consortium, partnered at TCS Forensic Center. I earned my Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Outside of my practice, I enjoy running, yoga, snowboarding and volunteering at various animal shelters.
“Who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can’t be changed, but it can challenged.” – Martin Heidegger