I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois since 1997 and I have operated my own practice for over 22 years.
I work with couples for issues ranging from infidelity to financial stress to sex, alcohol, love, and gambling addictions, I also provide therapy to people for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. I have a passion for young adults and conduct perinatal therapy as I worked in an OB/GYN office for years. I am married and am the mother of 5 children, including one child with special needs. I find that it helps as a therapist to come from a position of experience as I have “been there” many times over the years.
I work to create a warm, caring, non-threatening environment where an individual or a couple can feel safe enough to look at and understand the actions and thoughts that are interfering with their own happiness or that of their spouses. When working with individuals or a couple, I provide a lot of feedback and I’m very interactive. I create a non-judgmental environment where I create a safe place for clients to feel open to be completely honest in sharing their stories and experiences sometimes for the first time in their lives. Many clients divulge things to me that they have never told anyone including other therapists or their spouse. For those clients that have trouble sharing, I have the ability to use my extensive experience to identify their pain and start speaking to their pain without them fully sharing. Therapy Can be a difficult process and I hope people navigate through the ups and downs of discussing years of pain trauma anxiety and depression.
I believe loneliness is at the core of many emotional issues and addictions. I further believe that once someone is understood and they share their pain, loneliness dissipates.