LCPC, Ecotherapist, Creative Arts Therapies, EMDR Trained, Certified in Sexual Assault and Abuse Survivor Training. Struggling? Call me.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Yorkville, IL
I completed an internship with the Chicago YWCA for graduate school and am certified in counseling with survivors of sexual abuse and assault. I am also trained in EMDR and have worked with survivors extensively.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Separation Anxiety - whatever, wherever, however it shows up for you there are ways to help. I will provide psychoeducation, concrete coping skills, and a safe, calm place to discuss related concerns.
It's tough to even think about fighting depression when it's a struggle just to get out of bed in the morning. But you've made it this far. Let's figure out the next steps together. But beware.... one of the first things I'm going to help you with is coming up with some type of exercise routine. - Research shows this can be just as effective as antidepressants.
I practice from a trauma informed perspective and know that everyone experiences traumatic moments in life. The first step in healing is creating a place where you feel safe. I will do my best to help you with that. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR and would be happy to incorporate that if you are interested.
I completed my training through The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy. If you are interested, we will start off with preparation that includes psychoeducation and lots of support gathering resources and developing grounding and relaxation skills. Please feel free to ask if you would like to know more.
I studied with Wilderness Reflections in San Francisco, and can no longer imagine a journey of healing that doesn't include collaboration with nature. Need a quick intervention before you speak to a therapist? Find a safe place to walk in nature and focus on what you experience with your five senses. Breathe it in. Nature is one of the best therapists you can find.