I have over 20 years of experience as a clinician specializing in insight-oriented and solution-focused therapy. I am currently working as a private practitioner with clients that are addressing a broad spectrum of concerns. My areas of expertise include depression/anxiety, relationship concerns, life transitions, and geropsychology.
I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals (inpatient and outpatient), a community mental health center, college counseling centers and a skilled nursing facility. As a result, I am well prepared to work with a variety of concerns on a short-term or long-term basis. I have received extensive training and supervision using techniques from insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies. I integrate these techniques to meet the unique needs of the client.
I have also taught graduate level courses at Loyola University Chicago including Counseling Skills, Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling and Supervision of Practicum.
Ph.D., 1995, Counseling Psychology
Loyola University Chicago
M.A., 1989, Community Counseling
University of Maryland, College Park
B.A., 1986, Psychology University of Notre Dame
I believe that your emotional and psychological resilience is vital to your overall health, quality of your relationships, and self-growth. Your counseling experience is a collaborative effort in which we work together to address the defined problem area. It is my job to help you gain insight into your concerns, develop a personalized plan to make changes and implement the plan. I will work hard to facilitate the process by providing a genuine, supportive and interactive therapeutic relationship.
Seeking out therapy is a proactive step toward feeling better. Working together, we can forge a path to your emotional wellness.
Member of Illinois Psychological Association (IPA)
Member of American Psychological Association
Member of Anxiety and Depression Association of America