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About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist specializing in individual, couple and family therapy. In addition to my work in private practice, I worked for 9 years at a family service agency as a clinician and a family life educator. From 2006 to 2013 I also provided social work consultation at a pre-k through 8th grade private school in Chicago.

With over 16 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of Loyola University Chicago specializing in mental health, I am currently working with a broad spectrum of adolescent and adult clients. Among my areas of expertise are: treating anxiety and depression; parenting support; assisting clients with life transition issues related to experiences such as loss, separation and divorce, job loss, and young adult and midlife transitions; grief counseling; premarital counseling; working with parents who have children with special needs; relationship issues; and stress management. I previously trained and worked as an attorney in the Chicago area before continuing my education and changing my career path. I am passionate about my work as a therapist and my warm and supportive style helps my clients to quickly feel comfortable and ready to engage in therapy. 

I am an active participant in therapy whose therapeutic approach is to provide a safe environment, support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
 

Education:
Loyola University Chicago, M.S.W.
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
University of Illinois, B.A.

Additional Professional Training:
Certificate of Professional Achievement in Family and Divorce Mediation, DePaul University Center for Dispute Resolution
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
Advanced Family Therapy
Spirituality and Social Work
Gottman Couple's Therapy Level 1

Speaking and Support Group Experience:
I have extensive experience speaking on the topic of "Parenting a Child with Special Needs: The Parent's Emotional Experience" and as a group leader facilitating support groups on a wide range of topics, including separation and divorce, effective parenting, pre-marital counseling, and parenting children with special needs.

 

 

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