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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Therapy helps people make meaningful, positive changes in their lives. My clients say that when they begin therapy, they often feel that their distress is never going to end. Once engaged in therapy they start realizing that they can do something to improve their situation. This leads to changes that enhance healthy behaviors and allow them to live happy, fulfilling lives. While some issues respond best to a particular style of therapy, what remains critical is the therapeutic relationship. Indeed, many of my clients have told me that having a therapist they trusted who cared and believed in them helped them the most.
For many people, asking for help or support can feel more like climbing a mountain. Asking for support is an act of courage, not weakness. We all encounter sadness, anxiety, loneliness, self-doubt, pain and loss. No issue is too big or too small. People are stronger and more resilient than they may realize. I work to show them that they deserve the chance to live their best life.
I am down to earth, compassionate, honest. Our sessions are warm, conversational, collaborative and filled with encouragement. I work to create a safe space for you where you feel heard and know you are not alone. I will help you develop your inner ability to make the changes you want and find the guidance you need to navigate challenges in your life.
I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University. I specialize in working with trauma survivors and individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+. As an EMDR trained therapist I collaborate with my clients to reprocess and move forward from those moments in life that were confusing, painful, angering, traumatic, and life-changing in a safe, encouraging environment. Over the course of my career I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in settings ranging from hospitals and non-profit agencies to schools and colleges.
My expertise includes helping people gain insight and a greater self-awareness, achieve a deeper understanding of their past and present, get relief from emotional pain, heal trauma, overcome anxiety and depression, and learn new tools to assist them in moving forward with confidence and hope. If any of this might be helpful to you, please reach out.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Therapy allows an opportunity for growth and reconnection to the core of who we are. I hold the belief that people have the capacity to improve the course of their lives. My role as a therapist is to help guide clients in discovering their strengths, build stress resilience, improve relationships, heal from trauma and gain insight for change. My expertise includes working with adults and adolescents in addressing anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, addiction and relationship concerns.
Using an accepting, honest and collaborative approach, I support clients in finding greater understanding and meaning while navigating life’s challenges and transitions. Sessions are warm, relatable and informative allowing clients to develop meaningful insight and create effective change. Clients have shared that my holistic therapeutic style encourages a relationship and environment of trust and understanding, empowering them to live purposeful lives in line with their values.
I hold a Master's degree with dual specialization in mental health and school counseling from Lewis University. I specialize in trauma and am an EMDR trained therapist helping clients recover from trauma through processing distressing memories, reducing their effects and allowing clients to develop more adaptive coping strategies. Additionally, as a certified alcohol and drug counselor, I have expertise in the treatment of addiction and supporting those in recovery as well as their loved ones. Through support and encouragement, I can help you achieve a sense of peace and satisfaction in your life. I look forward to connecting with you and being a part of your journey.