WHO I AM

I began my career as an attorney, working both for a law firm, and as an in-house counsel. After 10 years, I left the legal fast track to be a stay-home mother and homemaker. It was during this time when I discovered that my true vocational calling is caring for people in emotional pain, which led me to become a psychotherapist. I studied social work at Loyola University of Chicago and graduated in 2000. Walking with other people on their healing paths is a joy and a privilege for me.

 HOW I WORK

I am a relational therapist with a solution-focused approach. I believe a trusting relationship between you and me is the most important factor in successful therapy, and as that relationship builds, it becomes the foundation for you to move toward change. I want to know what motivates you, and what you want the end result to look like. Therapy is mostly about change and acceptance—you can change yourself or the situation, or you accept what can’t be changed. We work as partners to help you discover your strengths, heal from your hurts, and take steps to change.

We all have an inner strength that is there for us to access. My goal is to help you find your inner strength, feel better, and live the fullest life possible.

 CREDENTIALS

M.S.W., Loyola University of Chicago
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
B.S., University of Michigan
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Illinois Lic. # 149-012514
Certified Mediator

MEMBERSHIPS

NASW (National Association of Social Workers)
NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness)
Illinois Counseling Association
PFLAG
HRC