Presenting Concerns – Children: Anxiety, ASD – Developmental, Behavioral Issues, Grief/Loss, LGBTQIA+, OCD, Peer Issues – Social Skills, School Refusal, Trauma, Trichotillomania
Presenting Concerns – Adults: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, ASD, Grief/Loss, Hoarding, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Substance Abuse (After Other Treatment), Trauma, Trichotillomania, Women’s Issues
I earned my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Midwestern University. During my training, I have worked with clients across the lifespan, with a focus on children and adolescents. I have provided psychotherapy and psychological testing services in an array of settings that include community mental health centers, private practice, and therapeutic day schools. I have been able to work closely with clients to treat a wide variety of concerns ranging from mood and developmental disorders, chronic pain, substance abuse, trauma, hoarding, family stress, academic distress, and academic avoidance.
My goal is to promote a safe and nurturing setting for my clients while fostering a collaborative approach to identify individualized needs to improve their quality of life. I strive to collaborate with my clients to develop a strong therapeutic alliance founded on trust and acceptance. I am passionate about cultivating benevolence and believe in the benefits of a life spent helping others. Additionally, I value the importance of displaying open-mindedness, flexibility, and personal integrity. I utilize a therapy lens that integrates evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral theory (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and client-centered therapy.
I am dedicated to provide a safe environment for clients in the LGBTQIA+ community, those who hold multiple identities and have a diverse cultural background. I strive to support others to examine how these identities may impact the way they interact with the world around them. I acknowledge my own identity and biases to monitor the impact they have on treatment. I seek to recognize these identities and use them to advocate and educate on the pressing topics of sexuality, gender, and racial injustice that are experienced in and outside our communities.
In my free time, you can find me spending time with my two savannah cats exploring nature or spending time with friends and family.