In clinical practice, I place significant value in the treatment approaches of Carl Rogers and Albert Ellis. I approach each client as an individual with unique experiences, challenges, and needs. I strive to maintain a non-judgmental attitude and positive regard for each client. The treatment goals act as a guiding force, allowing further exploration of beliefs and self-talk that limit goal attainment. I encourage clients to increase emotional awareness and understand internal narratives that impact thoughts and behaviors.
I am interested in working with individuals and families in an office or in-home setting with a focus on:
• Co-occurring disorders (substance use disorders, depression, trauma, and anxiety)
• Stressors associated with understanding sexual orientation
• Crisis intervention associated with persistent mental illness
• Impacts of communication skills and existing roles in family functionality
• Utilization of community resources to amplify support system and encourage attainment of treatment goals
Education and Experience
Loyola University Chicago – BA in Biology and Psychology (2010)
Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) – 2013
Certified Mental Illness Substance Abuse Counselor (MISA) – 2015
Roosevelt University Chicago – MA in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Practice (2016)
Since 2009, I worked across a variety of settings and with diverse clientele. I worked in an outpatient treatment environment, providing group, individual, and family services. I transitioned to the inpatient setting, providing substance abuse counseling services. While obtaining my master’s degree, I worked in a community mental health agency providing dual diagnosis individual and group treatment. Finally, I worked in an outpatient setting, providing individual and family counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. These experiences have allowed for significant exposure in treating substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, self-injury, and attachment disorders. A vast majority of my clinical practice has focused on crisis intervention and harm-reduction, promoting recovery from a trauma-informed perspective.