"THERAPY IS LIKE A CORRECTIVE LENS FOR THE SOUL."
MY APPROACH TO THERAPY
I am a clinical intern working toward a Master degree of Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I hold a Bachelor degree of Journalism and a Bachelor degree of Media and Cinema studies, both from DePaul University. After working for 9 years in the live music industry and non-profit sector, I decided it was time to pivot away from marketing into a more rewarding role in the field of health and human services. In addition to my internship with Zeal Family Wellness, LLC, I pursue this passion through a volunteership with Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly and by working as a Victim Advocate for Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault.
My personal zealous pursuits include biking, hiking, road tripping, and live music.
I utilize a person centered approach, which means that I enjoy collaborating with clients to develop a strong working alliance and a customized treatment plan to help them achieve their mental health and wellness goals. In my experience, a strong working alliance is built upon mutual trust, respect, and an openness to new perspectives on the part of both the clinician and the client.
I believe that my clients possess the innate abilities to build the fulfilling lives that they desire and deserve. As a counselor, it is my hope to cultivate a nonjudgmental space for children and adults to discover these innate abilities and embrace existing as their most fully realized selves. I do this by incorporating evidence-based interventions with an empathic, supportive approach that emphasizes empowerment and self love.
I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families who are seeking freedom from self doubt and practical strategies for managing self-esteem and identity issues, grief and loss, family conflict, and symptoms of anxiety and depression.