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Feeling stuck and lonely in a relationship? Considering a divorce but really want to make things work with your significant other? Your spouse doesn’t want to go to therapy and you are not sure what to do? Do you feel irritable and tired? Do you notice that you are not able to move through life with ease? Do you feel overwhelmed all the time?  I can help you!

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I have a diverse background in clinical treatment including working with individual, couples, family and group counseling with adults and adolescents. I am also experienced in sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy and post crisis counseling, hospice social work and bereavement counseling, residential social sexual treatment therapy with adolescent sex offenders.

Because of my diverse clinical background, I have developed a special interest and skills related to individuals, couples, and families struggling with a variety of different issues ranging from communication breakdown, stressors of busy and overwhelming schedules, financial stress, family boundaries, and trust in relationships. My goal is to help you to enjoy happy and healthy relationships and your own richer and more meaningful life.

My approach is warm, personable, and nonjudgmental. I practice collaborative, integrated, client-centered therapy, taking into account each unique individual’s social, emotional, psychological, medical, and situational needs. I have a passion for problem solving and assisting individuals, families and couples, in achieving their goals while providing a safe and comfortable environment.

I have extensive knowledge and experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. I have a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL and a Master’s in Social Work from Aurora University in Aurora, IL.

Helping individuals and families live a better-quality life, improve their relationships, and communication skills is a true passion of mine. I look forward to meeting you!