I believe the start of a therapeutic relationship starts with humility and respect. I hope to help you fulfill your needs and expectations with trust, compassion, and care. I strive to help you find and utilize your inner strengths to fulfill therapeutic goals and enhance recovery.

I have a rich history of working with adults experiencing mental health disorders, ranging from depression to psychosis, substance abuse, and trauma. I have worked with diverse populations and clients of different backgrounds. I also have experience in community outreach; as a community support specialist I have linked my clients to a large range of resources and provided the hands-on support they needed. I have training and experience in crisis intervention, trauma-informed therapy, wellness management and recovery, and solution focused therapy.

 

I utilize client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches in therapy. I also incorporate harm-reduction and holistic philosophies.

 

The areas I specialize in are women’s wellness, family systems in a home with substance use, accepting feelings and thoughts related to adjustments in life, working on conflicts in inter/intrapersonal communications, mood regulation, and domestic violence. I believe that the client is the facilitator of change and benefits from supportive guidance.

 

Interviewed by The Chicago Tribune

Topic: How to manage your coronavirus anxiety, according to mental health professionals

Master’s of Clinical Psychology-Counseling Specialization– The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences- University of Illinois-Chicago