“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” – Fred Rogers
I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Governors State University specializing in Couples and Family Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). My approach to counseling is strongly based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Research shows CBT to be one of the more effective approaches to treating a wide range of mental disorders.
I have experience with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, depersonalization/derealization disorder, eating disorders, social anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and body dysmorphia.
I specialized in couples and families because I believe that issues are not just created by one person but created and sustained by the individual and the people around them. In working with not just one person, but also their partner or family members, I create an environment that encourages open communication and change that everyone benefits from. I like to create a collaborative atmosphere and respect that we will both learn a lot from our work together. I have worked with people from all walks of life and would be honored to take this journey with you. We are in this together. You are not alone.
I currently see clients out of the Homer Glen and Frankfort locations.