I am licensed in Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have an extensive background in substance use disorder treatment and health psychology. My areas of expertise include chronic medical illness, mood disorders, anxiety, substance use, grief, life transitions, and self-esteem. Blended families and step-parenting is another area of clinical interest of mine. I developed a robust, well-rounded professional identity through the various spaces I’ve worked including acute medical care, forensic settings, residential and various levels of outpatient substance use disorder and co-occurring treatment.
I utilize various empirically validated treatment modalities based upon the needs of my clients and their personalities. I believe in a compassionate, honest, and collaborative therapeutic relationship to foster healing and growth. By providing a respectful and non-judgmental environment, I work with you to overcome obstacles and instill a sense of hope.