When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.Sometimes gathering the other ingredients (pitcher, spoon, sugar, water)needed to make lemonade can be difficult. I am here to assist you with gathering those ingredients to make the best batch of lemonade for you. I am here to help you live your best life and become the best version of you! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor from Chicago Illinois. I have years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families in several settings.The settings include home based, schools, residential DCFS group homes, nursing homes and clinical settings.
My clients have presented with a variety of issues and concerns such as anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, grief, abuse and neglect, school issues, couples & family issues, job related problems and more. My treatment approach is strength-based,collaborative, trauma sensitive and supportive. I utilize trauma-based therapy,Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused techniques.
My goal is to provide an open, nonjudgmental and safe environment for all my clients. So congrats on taking the first step on bettering you or your child/teen. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I WANT TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE POSSIBLE! Everyone has struggles in life, I'll meet you in that struggle and equip you with internal tools to help you become THE BEST YOU! I want to help you live your best life! My focus is to meet you where you're comfortable - in our partnership I will provide a safe space for you to express yourself freely without judgement while increasing your ability to unburden, and forgive yourself. Our therapeutic encounters will facilitate opportunities for you to offer yourself self-compassion, empathy, and grow your self-awareness en-route to accomplishing your goals.
I have specialized training in Physical/Mental rehabilitation(TBI, Significant limb loss, Activities of Daily Living, Job replacement/development, etc), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Mindfulness therapy, Couples therapy, Sex Therapy(Including sexual identity practices), Trauma based therapy, Grief counseling, and ADHD approaches.
I pride myself as being a Cognitive-Behavioral therapist with emphasizes on person centered practices. I consider myself a helper to all people, no matter the variables. I am a Therapist who’s main mission is to help you, help you - however that may look in therapy. I hope to be a useful tool to help you reach your top quality of life(BEST LIFE) possible.