About Me

Education:

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling  – Children/Adolescent Specialization, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Licensure:

  • Illinois – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), License #: 180010552

 

My Counseling Approach:

I take an integrative approach to therapy, drawing techniques from several different counseling theories that I feel will work best for you. This allows therapy to be more individualized, and incorporate your strengths into the counseling process.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), both evidenced-based, are a few of the approaches I often use. I also draw a lot from Person-Centered Therapy, providing a supportive and non-judgmental environment to process through problems at the client’s pace. Additional techniques I utilize include Mindfulness, Psychoeducation, Art, and Play Therapy.

We will often set goals at the end of each session, and I will frequently recommend “homework” assignments for you to work on in between our sessions. This helps keep growth and positive change a priority outside of our brief time together each week. Homework may include practicing relaxation techniques, meditation, writing or journaling, reading  an article or handouts, and tracking your mood and thoughts, as a few examples.