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Throughout my career, it has been an honor to work with clients from all walks of life, including children, adolescents, adults of all ages, families, groups and couples. My experience includes working with many issues, such as:
- Developmental Delays
- Sexual Assault
- Anxiety Disorders
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
- Life Transitions
- Relationship/Marital Difficulties
- Family/Parenting Challenges
- Low Self-Esteem
As a psychology student at DePauw University, my journey as a counselor started when I volunteered with the campus 24-hour crisis hotline. Later, while obtaining a Master’s Degree at the University of South Florida, I worked with developmentally disabled adults in a residential setting. Later, I was a counselor an agency serving pregnant teens and teenaged mothers. Upon graduating, I was the first counselor hired at the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center. After a few years, I transitioned to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northwest Cook County as the Assistant Director and Forensic Interviewer. In 1994, I was among the first counselors in Illinois to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
Education is an essential part of my life, and it was a dream of mine to follow in my mother’s footsteps by obtaining a doctoral degree. In 2013, I graduated with distinction from Capella University with a PhD in Human Services, and a specialization in Counseling. During this period, I worked as a therapist at Allied Counseling Services. At the same time, I became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) through the EMDR International Association. In 2014, I had the good fortune to open my own private practice. From 2014-2017, I volunteered with Give an Hour, a non-profit organization that provides free counseling to veterans and their families. In 2016, I completed more training and became a Certified EMDR Therapist. In 2017, I was recruited and contracted as a therapist by the Headstrong Project. Headstrong is a national organization that provides free mental health therapy to veterans.
- PTSD and Trauma-Related Disorders
- Behavioral Disorders
- Parenting/Family Conflicts
- Domestic Violence
- Relationship Conflicts
- Low Self-esteem
- Life Transitions
Proud Mental Health Care Provider for the Headstrong Project
Headstrong is a national-facing mental health treatment practice of choice for our nation’s military-connected individuals, veterans, and their family members. We offer confidential, barrier-free and stigma-free evidence-based treatment approaches supporting mental health.