Are you ready to believe that it can get better? Maybe you are new to therapy and ready to make life changes, or maybe therapy has been helpful in the past and it’s time for a tune up. With the right therapeutic fit a new path may open for you and lead you to healing past trauma and reviving your life. My style is empathetic, direct and collaborative within a professional and non-judgmental atmosphere. I have a passion for life, I love travelling, hiking and attending live comedy and music. I want to help you to heal from what is holding you back and find your joy. Together, we will celebrate your successes and achievements along the way. I am looking forward to meeting with you soon.

Education

Purdue University – Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology
Northwestern University – Master’s in Science in Marital and Family Therapy
EMDR Level 1 & 2 Trained
Certificate in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International
The Gottman Method

Experience

Mental Health Counselor at Charter Hospital

I facilitated support groups with children, adults and families in an inpatient psychiatric setting to strengthen their overall treatment and support the patient community.

Primary Therapist at Empact-Trauma Healing Services

Provided individual, family and couples therapy for children and adults that were victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Facilitated support groups and body image groups for women to encourage mind-body connection and healing.

Clinical Director at Rosewood Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders

Created and developed programming for clients recovering from eating disorders, managed treatment team meetings, facilitated group lectures and family support groups and provided individual, couples and family therapy.

Clinical Methods

I believe in an integrative, trauma-informed approach, meaning I combine different therapeutic tools and methods to fit the needs of my clients. In my experience, no one form of therapy is right for everyone.

Together, we will determine your goals and develop a collaborative and customized treatment plan. I utilize the following methods in my work with individuals, couples and families:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
  • Internal Family Systems – Parts work
  • Pia Mellody’s Model for Developmental Immaturity Issues
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • The Gottman Method
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Inner child / Attachment work
  • Art Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • Guided Imagery