I understand that going to a counselor is a brave step and that reaching out to someone is a success in itself. By creating a safe and empathetic environment in which to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors, I use a holistic and strengths-based approach towards creating a more positive experience. I view therapy as both an art and a science; whereas the art involves connecting with the client in a meaningful way and providing an affirming and nurturing voice, the science is the use of evidence based methods towards healing and advancement towards personal goals. I am able to work well with individuals who are interested in
engaging in a more lengthy insight-oriented therapy, as well as those who would benefit from a solutions-focused approach to cope with or resolve issues in a more expedient manner.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over twenty years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have previously worked in the fields of special education, community mental health, and child welfare. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Governors State University. I am a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for professional counselors.
My office is located on the 1st floor of Beverly Therapists.
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Insurances I accept:
BCBS IL PPO & Choice
United Behavioral Health (UBH/Optum)
Out-of-Network insurance benefits
Private Pay - sliding fee schedule