A first session is unstructured, I allow clients to talk about anything and everything they have been carrying around. I hope this gives clients permission to release and discuss their stressors and life experiences as explicit as needed.
I have had clients say am I relatable and follow a realistic approach to connecting with clients. I pride myself on being transparent with clients which gains respect and trust within our relationship.
The client determines goal(s) for therapy once a client can identify the issue. This process is client driven, I am interested in what my client wants to achieve while participating in therapy.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Grief and Loss, Personality Disorders, Ethics and Diversity, Cutting Edge Approach to Resolving Trauma and Healing in PTSD, The Family, Martial Affairs, Culture Competency, Nutrition, Ethics considerations, Trauma training, Dance therapy training, DCFS mandated reporting training, ACT modality training, Compassion Fatigue, Dissociation(Separation, Suppression, Denial, and Repression), Medication Monitoring Training, and Maternal Relationships and its impact
IL, LCSW, 149.019202
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL • Master of Social Work- Marriage & Family Clinician
• East-West University, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral and Social Sciences – Psychology 6/2007 Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts – Psychology -6/2005
I have 12 years of work experience practicing as a Social Worker/Therapist. I have had the fortunate to work in many different environments within the span of my career which I feel has made me a more well-rounded clinician. I begin my career working with children and adolescence and then moved towards working exclusively with adults. I have a 8 & 1/2 years experience with community mental health where I provided individual, family, couples counseling. I have worked with clients with varies issues from depression, anxiety, parenting issues, family issues, relationship issues, LGBTQ+, martial/couples issues, self-identity issues, and grief counseling. I have over a year of experience of working with adult clients in a psychosocial rehabilitation group therapy setting. I have 4 & 1/2 years working as a medical social worker in hospitals in illinois and was fortunate to travel the country to assist under staffed hospital facilities even through the covid-19 pandemic. In the hospital setting I was able to have brief therapy with clients and their families at the most vulnerable time in their life. It was privilege to be emotionally supportive to clients and their families. I have worked as a clinician for multiple Telehealth companies off and on for 3 years.
Remote Therapist, Westmont, 60559, IL