The biggest lesson I was taught and instill in myself today is to never work harder than my client. I will help you and be there for you every step of the way. However, I will not do more work than you in the process; this is for you, not me, and you have to want it for yourself.
Success in therapy can look like many things- a decrease in symptoms, completing a task you have been avoiding or wanting to accomplish, or simply feeling a little better as time goes on. You will be able to feel it when you are making progress; you will noticing you are caring for yourself more, you are accomplishing goals you set, you are giving yourself more grace, your symptoms are decreasing and more manageable, etc.
I believe in free expression and meeting my clients where they are at in the moment. If silence is needed, we can be silent for a moment. I do not try to filter my clients and allow them to speak and interact in whatever ways they are comfortable while still keeping professional boundaries in tact.
Drug addiction & abuse
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Certified Recovery Support Specialist
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
IL, LPC, 178.017127
Master of Health Science, Addiction Studies, Governors State University
I have worked in community mental health for a few years where I have conducted both psychoeducational and processing groups, connected clients to resources, and conducted individual sessions. Before graduation while interning I developed and led a women's group for women in a recovery home focused on substance use, mental health, and women's issues. I have also worked in a residential settings with adolescents experiencing mental illness. I specialize in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders meaning that there is a substance abuse and mental health issue occurring simultaneously. I believe in helping my clients achieve their goals by building trust and rapport while also using evidence-based practices to learn how to decrease and manage symptoms.
Remote Therapist, Portage, 46368, IN