I see each person as valuable in the eyes of God, so I approach therapy with that same value on each person. I use a variety of therapy techniques to show grace, confront hard truths, and build strengths in each person with whom I work. I help you identify connections in your life that may not be so easy to see, and I work with you to help you build up the strengths that you already have. I approach therapy from a holistic point of view, starting with the presenting issue, and moving outward from there.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and my Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University South Bend. I have extensive experience working with those recovering from distressing life experiences, such as trauma, addictions, life transitions, interpersonal and or/relational dysfunction. I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Our therapy sessions are meant to feel safe and supportive, so you can feel comfortable exploring your feelings and experiences. I hope therapy feels as pleasant as sharing a good cup of coffee with a friend, in that we chat, we discuss, we brainstorm together, and you leave each session feeling empowered, hopeful, and secure in who you are and who God created you to be.