I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I have a master’s degree in Community Counseling from Governor’s State University. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Valparaiso University. I am also a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the state of Illinois as well. I have over 15 years experience working in both residential care for juveniles with harmful behaviors, and in adult correctional healthcare.
I have extensive experience working with adolescents who have experienced trauma in their life. I have treated a variety of issues such as ADHD, bipolar, depression, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, self-harm and anxiety. I also have specialized training working with juveniles with sexually problematic behaviors. I provide individual, family and group therapy. I have been formally trained in both Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and am also well versed in other treatment modalities to best meet the needs of my clients. I am also certified with the state of Illinois as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and I also use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing as treatment modalities.
I have a strong passion for those I work with and am committed to ensuring my client’s feel safe and comfortable. I also feel very strongly about instilling belief that change is possible and that my clients are in charge of their narratives.
I am excited to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship with each person, one in which you can experience support, compassion empathy, and personal growth.