About Me

I was raised in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Unlike most people, I started my college path unsure of what to study, but I took the time I needed to explore my interests and find the major that was right for me. My fascination with the field of Psychology seemed unending, and I knew this was the right choice. I studied Psychology at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. It was here that I learned how rewarding it is to do the things that scare you. I was offered an opportunity to intern at the Scott County Jail where I facilitated group sessions with the inmates. After graduating, I worked as a program coordinator at a residential treatment facility for young men who were juvenile sex offenders and wards of the state. Both jobs were challenging and continued to grow my interests in the fields of Psychology and Counseling. As a result, I enrolled in a Clinical Counseling Master’s program with a certification in School Counseling at Roosevelt University. My story came full circle when I was employed as a School Counselor at the same high school I graduated from. I have worked with children ages Pre-K through High School, as well as young and middle-aged adults. I believe that everyone has the skills and talents to be successful, and that it’s ok to take your time to discover what’s right for you. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, school refusal, behavioral concerns, executive functioning disorders, and ADHD.