Clinical Director, Clinical Therapist & Supervisor
Northeastern Illinois University - Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2017)
University of Iowa - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2011)
License, Certifications & Specialized Trainings:
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Illinois
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), from The Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago
Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or have prior experience, looking for the right fit in a therapist can be a difficult and vulnerable journey. I have extensive experience with providing therapy to individuals with depression, anxiety, non-suicidal self-injury, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, body image concerns, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and ideation, psychosis, personality disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, interpersonal issues, and trauma/PTSD/complex PTSD. I enjoy working with individuals who desire to learn effective coping strategies to reach their goals.
I received my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University in 2017 and have worked in a variety of mental health settings including a community mental health center, an eating disorder facility, and a substance use counseling center.
I am poly and CNM aware as well as sex positive, kink aware, and LGBTQIA+ affirming. I use strategies and techniques from a variety of theoretical approaches, primarily focusing on DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) in a challenging and gentle way. My goal is to help my clients live a meaningful life, whatever that means to them.