I received my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University where I studied Art Theory and Practice and played Division I softball, my Master of Art in Teaching degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver.
I have worked in summer camps, public school classrooms, non profits, adolescent substance use, and family, couple, and relational therapy settings. I serve individuals, families, relationships and groups for therapy, with a primary interest in supporting older adolescents and adults across the lifespan.
As a social worker and therapist, I believe we both suffer and heal in relationships, or from not having them, and that our connection to ourselves and others is one of the most essential components of life.
I work from a relational, trauma-informed, attachment-based lens. I draw from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and narrative therapy among others, and I also utilize systemic, strengths-based, feminist, and family systems approaches. My work with you is intentional and responsive to your needs. Above all I believe in meeting you where you are and that you get to bring your whole self to therapy. I believe in going slow in order to go deep, and our work together will be approached with curiosity and compassion and built on trust and rapport. Collaborative healing work is my honor and privilege. I am committed to practicing from anti-racist, decolonial, sex and body positive, and queer, gender, and trans affirming stances.
When I am not in a session, you can find me thrifting, reading fiction, snuggling my cat Bean, outdoors, practicing yoga, playing tennis, painting with watercolors, enjoying Chicago’s rich house music scene, or researching my next trip to a hole-in-the-wall diner.