I use a holistic approach that draws upon the principles of family-systems, cognitive-behavioral, and client-centered theory. I believe that individuals are deeply influenced by their family dynamics, which play a crucial role in shaping their psychological well-being. By understanding the intricate web of relationships and communication patterns, I aim to address not only the individual's issues but also their systemic context. Additionally, cognitive-behavioral techniques provide practical tools for identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be contributing to emotional distress. Lastly, my client-centered approach underscores the importance of empathy and creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, ultimately empowering them to make meaningful changes in their lives. This integrative approach guides my understanding of clients and informs my therapeutic strategies to facilitate their personal growth and well-being.
Areas of Interest & Expertise
Adolescent & Adult
Neurodiversity (i.e. ADHD, Autism Spectrum)
Approach to Therapy
My treatment style is characterized by warmth, curiosity, and a collaborative spirit. I believe in creating a therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and genuine compassion. I approach each client in a warm and non-judgmental manner, providing a safe space where they can freely explore their thoughts and emotions. My curiosity drives me to ask meaningful questions and delve into the depths of their experiences, helping uncover underlying issues and facilitating personal insight. I also value collaboration between myself and my clients, where we work together to set goals and develop strategies for positive change. Additionally, I incorporate humor into therapy as a tool to create a supportive and comfortable environment for clients. By combining these qualities and approaches, I aim to empower my clients on their journey towards greater self-awareness, resilience, and personal growth.
Education, Licenses & Experience
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (Adler University)
M.A. in Community Counseling (Northeastern Illinois University)
B.S. in Psychology and Social Work (University of Dayton)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois
Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)