I spent five years at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital working intensively with their adolescent population. To broaden my base of experience, I moved into nonprofit program management at the Association for Individual Development and Habitat for Humanity, working with trauma, case management, and community outreach. In private practice, I work with addiction, anxiety, depression, couples and adolescents, polyamorous individuals and the LGBTQIAA community. I have received Gottman Couples Therapy training.
I am also an adjunct professor at Aurora University, overseeing the clinical work of student therapists in the field.
I am passionate in helping you in making critical healthy choices as you walk your own path and forge your own identity. I want to help you feel empowered on your walk through life. In our work, we will look at learned behaviors that may be holding you back, as well as ways to positively rebuild those behaviors. Coming from a strengths-based approach, I believe that learning how to empower yourself and then restructuring these thoughts and habits is the key to success.