I have worked with a diverse population of clients and am capable of quickly making and maintaining the therapeutic connection necessary to facilitate personal changes and achieve results. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor that takes place within a private, safe, supportive, and empathetic environment. I will work to help you gain insight into your emotional experiences so that you can achieve the personal goals you set for yourself in the therapeutic process.
I have an extensive experience working with children and families in crisis as well as working with several different populations in different treatment settings including residential, outpatient and intensive outpatient settings.
I have specialized training in parent- child interactive therapy techniques, motivational interviewing and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I primarily utilize a cognitive behavioral and solution focused approach as well as incorporating family systems and psycho-dynamic theory.
Specialized areas of interest and/or training
Children & Adolescent Therapy
Speaker at the Streamwood Behavioral Health Educational Series
Topic: Youth Mental Health Crisis
Speaker at the National Association of Social Workers
Topic: Heavier than Textbooks – The Secret Weight of Mental Health in Schools
Interviewed by MindBodyRadio
Topic: Raising Children During the Global Pandemic
Master of Social Work- Loyola University Chicago
Bachelors of Science in Psychology- University of Illinois
Doctorate of Social Work- Aurora University