As if life couldn't get more complicated, here we are in 2020. I hope to help you on this journey.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Jason Best, LCSW
I utilize various forms of mindfulness-based skills from DBT and combine these skills with CBT techniques. We will use these mindfulness strategies to better understand and manage thoughts and emotions in order to alleviate feelings of distress. Further, we will utilize these skills to reconnect our mind and our body.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. I typically use in the context of harm reduction substance use counseling. However, MI does not have to be limited to harm reduction counseling.
At its core, harm reduction is an evidence-based client-centered approach that aims to meet people where they are at with their substance of choice. Harm reduction recognizes that each individual has a different starting point for exploring their substance use. Overall, harm reduction encourages individuals to explore the connection between their substance use and their well-being. Spectrum of Harm Reduction: Substance Use Management (SUM), Targeted Abstinence, Total Abstinence.
I have experience working with individuals who would like to reassess their relationship with their substance(s) of choice. I have year experience with individuals who are actively using meth. Harm reduction recognizes that each individual has a different starting point for exploring their substance use. Overall, harm reduction encourages individuals to explore the connection between their substance use and their well-being.
By focusing on emotional regulation, crisis management, and general lifestyle improvements, we can help you learn how best to manage your life and your relationships.
Grief counseling was my first introduction to the counseling field. When I was younger, my mom died and I started attending group counseling. It was during my time with this support group that I began to volunteer with the younger children and discovered my passion for counseling. Death ends a life, but not a relationship. You should not have to walk this path alone, allow me to join you on this journey and form a new relationship with your loved one who has died.