I strive to create a safe, welcoming, confidential, and supportive space where we can build upon your strengths while achieving your goals.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Zurich, IL
My client-centered approach allows me to tailor each individualized treatment plan to better address the needs of my clientele. This is your hour, you set the pace and the focus of each session while I provide unbiased facilitation and psychoeducation necessary to meet your goals.
Fostering resilience and independence are at the center of any therapy session. Identifying barriers to recovery as well as both short- and long-term goals are crucial in overcoming obstacles during the therapy process. Identifying what we can control versus external factors often assists in the harm-reduction and solution-focused techniques utilized in my practice. Developing stronger distress tolerance and emotional regulation skills improve motivation and future progress.
I am passionate in using past successes and current strengths when challenging maladaptive thought patterns in order to overcome current and future struggles.
Personal, family, and intergenerational traumas can impact our daily lives more than we will ever know. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an ugly monster that will rear its head in the most unexpected and inopportune times. With the proper tools and guidance, we can overcome most any obstacle! I have specialized experiences in domestic violence, sexual assault, and various unexpected and traumatic life events. Contact me for more information!
It's okay to not be okay! That is why I'm here! Harm reduction and relapse prevention are two of my biggest passions. My focus is challenging negative self-talk and maladaptive thinking patterns by identifying and building upon current strengths. I tie in a combination of DBT, motivational interviewing, person-centered, and solution-focused therapies to foster resilience, independence, and long-term safety plans.
Today's teens experience a variety of added stressors that many of us could have never dreamed of; especially during the days of COVID! Technology, peer pressure, social media influences, and intergenerational issues present a variety of struggles for adolescents and young adults. It is my job to help unwrap and destress their lives little by little.