About Me

I’m from the Plainfield/Joliet area. I attended Northern Illinois University where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with an emphasis in Family Social Services with a minor in Psychology and an Adolescence certificate in 2018. Immediately following my undergraduate program, I decided to pursue higher education and I obtained my Masters of Science Degree in Applied Human Development and Family Sciences with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2020.

I have had a wide span of experiences providing therapy throughout my career thus far. I have experience providing therapy at a psychiatric hospital, working with chronically mentally ill and high-risk adolescents and adults, and collaborating with a treatment team. I also have provided therapy to children and families providing support throughout their development. I have worked with several children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families throughout my experiences.

I believe that therapy should be a place of growth. By providing a safe, authentic, warm and welcoming space for clients to be vulnerable, I help them explore and address areas of concern while also providing tools and resources to help them reach their goals. When working with clients I emphasize that in order for change to be made, each person must recognize that they ultimately have control of how they respond to situations.

While therapeutic style can change depending on the presenting problem and client, I generally tend to approach therapy through therapeutic orientations such as: CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy Techniques