Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker who is licensed to see clients in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Currently, I am only working virtually. I specialize in treating trauma, both acute and complex, neurodivergence, depression and anxiety. As a client, you deserve to work with someone who truly understands your experience and how to help you heal and create the change you are seeking. It is most important you feel being seen and heard in a secure, safe place with unconditional positive regard. That is my goal in the environment I create for my clients. I love working with people who want to make meaningful changes in their lives so they can find the happiness they deserve! Whether it is mood issues, trauma, gender orientation, sexual orientation or grief, the best thing about my work is to see people become the best, strongest version of themselves.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session you will have the space to talk about what brought you to therapy and the most important things you would like to focus on as we begin working together. This is a time for us to begin to get to know each other and create a safe space for you.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
There are two areas in which I have specialized skills, trauma and neuro diversity. One is working with trauma. I have treated trauma that is a result of a single event such as an auto accident, as well as that which is the result of long-term childhood or relationship experiences. For this type of treatment EMDR is a powerful intervention that creates lasting change that allows people to move beyond the events that can block them from happy, healthy lives. My other specialty work is with clients who have neuro-atypical traits such as ADHD, high sensitivity, and executive functioning differences. I have some of these traits which makes it possible to relate to my clients because we have shared lived experiences. My clients say this has been very important in creating trust and a strong therapeutic relationship.