Therapy is often difficult, and I work to create a safe space for each client to allow for authenticity and genuineness.
Psychologist in Evanston, IL
I approach therapy from an existential worldview with a psychodynamic approach to help clients better understand their distress. I tailor therapeutic interventions to the specific needs of each client with the goal of empowering my clients to make meaningful decisions regarding their wellbeing and safety. Therapy is often difficult, and I work to create a safe space for each client to allow for authenticity and genuineness.
I have expertise in suicidality and self-harm. I work with individuals with acute or chronic suicidal thinking and individuals after hospitalization or intensive outpatient treatment. I aim to identify or create reasons to live, identify or resolve abusive or toxic environments that jeopardize well-being, and build a strong sense of self and self-compassion.
I am a queer ally and have worked with trans, non-binary, LGBTQ+ persons. I affirm identities that are important to the client and their community. My goal is to create a safe space where clients can express and explore their identities and attend to disruptions in their overall well-being and life satisfaction including concerns related to relationships, expression of identities, general mental health, and disruptions in social, cultural, or political communities.
I have experience working with adults in their exploration of identity and spiritual exploration from several religious frameworks including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and Atheism. I work with those in a faith crisis as well as those working to understand and/or integrate their spiritual identity with other identities (racial, gender, sexual, cultural, social).