My passion is to assist my clients in identifying and building upon their own strengths throughout the treatment process. Together we can create a safe, welcoming, confidential, and supportive environment. In doing so, we are better able to prepare for and overcome times of crisis.
I am able to assist my clients and their loved ones, when applicable, through a variety of therapeutic approaches; including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Informed, and Talk Therapies.
My wide array of experience comes from a variety of inpatient, outpatient, non-profit, childcare, and educational settings. I am heavily involved in the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force and take a special interest in working with those struggling with self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, and/or suicide bereavement.
Additional areas of focus include anxiety, crisis intervention, depression, domestic violence, grief and loss, interpersonal communication, relationship struggles, sexual assault, and trauma. I tailor each session to meet the client’s specific needs and/or goals while planning for future success.
Specialized areas of interest and/or training
Children & Adolescent Therapy
Suicidal & Parasuicidal Behaviors
Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – National Louis University – Elgin
Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology – National Louis University – Elgin