About

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adolescents, emerging adults, and adults. 

 

My particular areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, self-esteem, & relationship issues. 

Experience

  • Background as a middle and high school social worker and high school cheerleading coach.​

  • ​Clinical experience includes at-risk students in both the general education and special education population.​

  • Well-versed in 504 Plans and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

Education

  • University of Chicago

    • Master's of Arts (MA) in Social Work

  • Indiana University, Bloomington ​

    • Bachelor's of Arts (BA) in Journalism & Psychology (Go Hoosiers!)​

Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 

    • Illinois​

      • License No. 149.020873

 

  • School Social Worker (K-12)

    • Professional Educator License (Type 73)

    • Illinois State Board of Education

      • License No.  ​2290338

My Philosophy

My goal is to provide you with a collaborative and nurturing environment to help facilitate growth and healing. I value each client’s autonomy, and will help you to learn to trust yourself, find your voice, and build your sense of self-worth.

Each of our relationships – with our self, family, friends, profession, culture, environment, etc. – work towards shaping who we are. Given the unique context of each individual’s relationships, my approach to counseling is not simply “one size fits all.” I tailor treatment to each client’s personal goals and needs, with an emphasis on values driven, solution-focused, and collaborative therapeutic techniques.

I believe successful counseling is a joint process between therapist and client, stemming from a positive and trusting therapeutic relationship. Together, we will work to identify and navigate barriers that are impacting your well-being, and create healthier ways to relate to yourself as an individual, as well the various systems that you are part of.