I believe therapy is an inherently spiritual practice of healing and self-understanding. I wholeheartedly trust the power of the therapeutic process and believe my clients can and will meet their desired goals and states of being. As a therapist I hope to enable healing, create clarity into your inner world, and drive intimacy and connection in your interpersonal relationships.
I have always had strong empathy and motivation to understand and validate others’ desires, feelings, and lived experiences. Transparently, however, I was once afraid and unsure how to delve into this personally; it was easier for me to meet others’ needs before my own.
After becoming sober and embarking on my own therapy and recovery journey, I unlearned maladaptive coping skills, and gained clarity into my desires, reactions, feelings and needs for the first time. This process enabled me to see all parts of myself, turn towards them, and helped me identify new ways of being in relationship with myself and others.
I work with individuals, couples and families particularly those impacted by addiction, perinatal mental health, life cycle transitions, relationship issues, inner child/parts work, consensual non-monogamy, codependency, low self-esteem, family conflict, attachment issues, and trauma.
I provide in-person and online therapy using a narrative, solutions-oriented approach combined with Internal Family Systems to cultivate self-compassion. I deploy warmth, curiosity, and compassion and seek to build a trusting therapeutic relationship. I also integrate mindfulness, trauma-informed care, creativity, and humor.
Healing isn’t a final destination – it’s an ongoing process and place we seek to return to. The thing I find most special about the therapeutic process is your ability to create that healing space for yourself – with no restrictions.
As human beings we all share the same feelings underneath our lived experiences (no matter how different those experiences might be!)– love, compassion, fear, hurt, etc. We all want to feel safe and to be seen, heard, and accepted by the people in our lives and in the world.
As your therapist I hope to cultivate those feelings within our therapeutic relationship and to go a step further by providing opportunities to develop those feelings within yourself, for yourself. I will stand alongside you and hold space for the uncertainty that often comes with growth and healing.
I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy at Adler University.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Charleston.
My previous work includes mental health counseling at a wraparound community mental health agency serving foster youth/families in crisis and case management at a drop-in clinic for transitional-aged foster youth.
I have completed coursework on perinatal mental health and post-partum wellness and previously volunteered at The Birth Center of Chicago.
I am trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), including clinical application of the IFS model, healing traumatic wounds and alleviating anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction.