Outpatient Mental Health Professional
License: MA, LADC
Year Joined: 2019
Years of Experience: 6 years
Undergraduate School: DePaul University
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor's Degree - Biological Sciences
Graduate School: Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Graduate Degree: Master of Arts, Advanced Practice
I enjoy working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, substance-use issues, behavioral issues and difficulty adjusting to various life circumstances. My training includes working with clients and families to educate them about addiction issues, healthy family dynamics and developing effective communication styles that promote connection and understanding.
Helping clients on the path of self-exploration and personal growth takes time and understanding. Building a therapeutic alliance shapes the course for therapy and reveals the client's ultimate goals. I use various clinical approaches during therapy, depending on the needs and goals of each client on their journey toward wellness. I enjoy combining a client-centered approach with solution-focused strategies when partnering with clients. This foundation provides direction for therapeutic goals and allows creative collaboration to achieve them. Approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) often find their way into each session.
My personal hobbies include playing golf, riding my bike, Netflix binging and hanging out with family and friends.