I am a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Illinois. I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia School of Social Work in the City of New York and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkely, double majoring in Social Welfare and Ethnic Studies. I speak Arabic and conversational Spanish.
I believe that we all deserve a space that is just ours, exclusively ours. A non-judgmental, accepting, and healing space. A place to reflect and grow. A place to create the change you want and need in your life. A place to care for yourself while working towards your ideal self. A place to be heard. We have the power to transform our minds and thoughts, to transform our experiences. You do not have to do it alone. I am here to work alongside you, guide you, and support you through that process.
I provide holistic therapy that is person-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed. My approach to therapy is eclectic - I like to incorporate various treatment modalities and approaches into my work (mindfulness, mind-body, CBT, DBT, attachment-based therapy, etc.). I have a variety of tools to share with you and will work with you to create a personalized plan that’s right for you. I provide anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and culturally responsive therapy. The identities you carry are seen, valued, and celebrated. I consider all aspects of your life, including the systems and environments that impact us.
As a therapist, I work to create a safe and open space to explore your challenges, experiences, and inner thoughts. You may be seeking therapy for a variety of reasons. You may be dealing with difficult or overwhelming thoughts and feelings, life’s daily stressors, or looking to improve your relationships. Perhaps you are feeling hopeless, anxious, or angry. Maybe you are looking to undo the shame and guilt you may carry. I am here to offer support and work with you in creating the change you seek, regardless of your reasons for coming to therapy.
I have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to adolescents, adults, and aging adults. I have worked with a variety of populations, including those struggling with: trauma, court involvement, behavioral challenges, community violence, anxiety, depression, disability, chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses, caregiving, immigration and asylum, and substance use. I have worked in various areas of the country, including Chicago, New York, and Northern California. I also currently work as a Behavioral Health Consultant, facilitating therapy groups and conducting mental health assessments.