I believe that all humans possess a drive to be the very best that they can be, but it is not easy being human! As we walk along our path, we can experience obstacles that make it difficult to know our next move; sometimes we need a new perspective to help us find our way again.
Everyone’s paths and obstacles are different, which is why I take the time to build a relationship with my clients and get to know their own unique narrative. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and accepted.
I work with clients of all ages and my approach is creatively client-centered. It is my desire to help you promote consistent and lasting change. Together we will identify treatment goals and then small, manageable ways to meet those goals. By learning this approach you will be able to problem solve and grow through other areas of your life, even after therapy ends.
My most recent graduate experience was using client-centered play therapy with children attending Chicago Public Schools. I am passionate about giving children the space to process and learn from their day to day experiences. Children must be listened to and accepted for them to hold trusting relationships and feel comfortable exploring this new and complicated world. I use a variety of techniques that may include games, arts, emotion identification, role-playing, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution, anger release, etc. I have experience working with children struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, problems with social relationships, bullying, academic failure, and autism spectrum disorder. In addition, I find that parent involvement is key and look for ways to help the entire family communicate and enjoy each other more.
6 Areas of Specialty
- Play Therapy
- Couples Counseling
- Individual Therapy
- Behavior Modification
- Personal Growth & Development
- Conflict Resolution
- Unified parenting