Clinical Interests and Expertise: My areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, compulsive behaviors, anger management, and depression. I often work with individuals who feel out of control with their emotions, struggle with forming or maintaining relationships, or feel uncertain about their life direction. Through my work with children and adolescents, I also focus on issues such as school refusal, autism spectrum disorders, bullying, and social anxiety.

Clinical Approach: I believe that a trusting relationship is the foundation for all successful therapy. My goal is to offer a non-judgmental space where individuals can reflect on their hopes, fears, and challenges. In doing this, I draw on a developmental and relational approach. I seek to understand how past and present factors shape an individual or family's concerns, and collaborate with them to envision a meaningful path forward.

To this end, I aim to tailor therapy to a person's needs and goals. This can include short-term cognitive and behavioral strategies for issues such as anxiety or school difficulties, or more open-ended and self-reflective approaches for concerns such as relationship difficulties or life transitions. When working with youth, I believe strongly in the importance of engaging with parents and understanding the impact of family and environmental factors in a child's life.

Education: I hold a master's degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have also received advanced training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy through the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. Prior to joining Wellington Counseling Group, I was a staff therapist and the Chief Administrator for Finance and Operations with the Kedzie Center. Additionally, I completed a clinical externship with the Community Reintegration Program and the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Personal Interests: In my free time, I enjoying playing guitar, riding my bike, visiting national parks, and seeing classic films.

Types of Therapy Offered

Adolescent
Adult
Family and Child
Individual

Locations