Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I utilize techniques to help alleviate symptoms, keep you grounded in the present, challenge unhelpful thoughts and work on plans for a more hopeful future. I work with adults and older teens. I offer a BIPOC & LBGTQ+ Safe Place.
My therapeutic approach is strength-based, building on self-care and mindfulness. My focus is treatment for the whole person; integrating practices in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, and strengthening your innate resilience.
BS - Illinois State University
MSW - Social Work, The University of Illinois at Chicago
Traveling, exercising, music/concerts, and reading
Meditation and mindfulness practices
The Sandy Hook Promise. I believe it is important to not continue this cultural shift of violence in which children fear for their lives while attending school.
Spending time with my family and friends and laughing a lot.
Yes, two dogs currently. I also foster dogs and kittens. My favorite story was when I left my dog in the car with a friend to get us fast food. When I returned, my friend had a scratch on her nose. I was surprised, as my dog was very well behaved and trained. My friend proceeded to tell me that she took full accountability for the situation as she was purposely trying to annoy my dog by blowing on the back of her ear because my dog's attention was in watching me intensely through the restaurant window and my friend wanted to play with her. After about 3-4 times of her blowing and my dog responding poorly to it, my dog looked at her, paused and then slapped her nose with her paw. It makes us laugh every time.
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