I am a social worker who works with clients online and in Chicago, IL. I provide psychotherapy and counseling at Chicago Psychology Services. I completed my undergraduate education at Indiana University. I was never certain what career to pursue and consequentially, ended up working in a wide variety of fields, with a lot of experience with many different people along the way.
One thing I knew for sure is that I wanted to help others! In trying to accomplish this, I ended up working in many different social service positions around the Chicago-land area. I completed my graduate education in social work at Loyola University. As part of my clinical education, I worked in Cook County Jail assisting those who were experiencing severe mental illnesses. I also completed a placement at a local community center providing support in their food bank, domestic violence victim’s assistance program, and open case management program.
Check out some of my thoughts on important ideas in the world of psychology and psychotherapy:
It is not a cure all, but self-improvement and self-actualization are valuable tools against combatting a wide variety of mental stressors. I use practical, evidence-based approaches (such as CBT/ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to help patients accomplish their specific goals. Achieving goals, no matter how small, is a great way to track your own progress. Everyone is unique so there is no one-size-fits-all method for therapy. Therapy can be challenging but simultaneously extremely rewarding. I look forward to helping you on your way to a happy, more fulfilling life.
Providing mental health interventions is something I am extremely passionate about. I've made it my life's mission to help people in need and reduce mental health stigmas.
I work extensively with those experiencing:
I am fortunate to be a very active person! I am an avid reader, budding musician, and proud pet owner. To relax, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and getting outdoors.