Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to consider working with me. Finding a counselor, that is a good fit for you, is an essential component of feeling positive about your counseling experience. It takes courage to face tough things in life, to ask for help, and to take action, in order to achieve new goals in your life. I am passionate about supporting people and providing a confidential space to talk. My counseling style is collaborative, direct, and compassionate so that you can be authentic, feel heard, overcome obstacles and discover your strengths. I find that the openness and trust built between counselor and client is the key to feeling like you can fully be yourself and share openly, without fear of judgment or negative impact on your personal relationships.
There are no two people exactly alike. I believe everyone is unique, valuable, and amazing, just by being who you are! Because of that, there is no "one size fits all" type of therapy. I apply an integrative therapy approach to help clients work through and conquer challenges. I apply an integrative therapy approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Therapy techniques, sprinkled with creativity and humor.
I am also well versed in a variety of other therapeutic styles and am flexible to work together to meet your unique needs, qualities and personality. Your preferred pace, comfort level, and feedback will be respected. That is the best part about therapy. It is all about you! It's a place where you can talk about yourself, your thoughts, your feelings, your fears, your accomplishments, and whatever comes to mind. You can trust that you will be listened to with respect and sensitivity.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with over 25 years of experience in the field of social work and counseling. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. I have extensive experience working with clients, experiencing a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, women's issues, relationship issues, challenging life transitions, and professional development. I provide online telehealth counseling services so that you can remain in the comfort of your own home or fit in sessions on the go.
Are you ready to take the next step towards meaningful change in your life? Are you ready to experience the support, hope, and positive growth that you can gain from counseling? I would love to connect and create a plan together to reach your goals.