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.
Suicidal ideation may occur passively or become something in which one devises a plan, means, and intent to act. For some it may occur infrequently, perhaps after a tragic event. For others, it is frequent—occurring weekly or daily. Oftentimes these individuals experience ongoing struggles with mental health. Whenever one experiences suicidal ideation, it is recommended to speak with someone immediately.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
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.
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.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality
IL, LCSW, 149022566
Masters of Social Work from The University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelors of Public Health from Northern Illinois University
My diverse clinical approach has allowed me the opportunity to bring my unique therapeutic approach to those who have wide range of mental health disorders. After being in the Social Service field for several years, I have been able to diversify my clinical experience by providing cultural humble services to individuals and family members living with HIV/AIDS. Many of whom were undiagnosed, but also had been severely impacted by sexual, verbal, and physical trauma; substance abuse and homelessness; incarceration and vicarious trauma. Furthermore, most of my experience also comes from working with individuals are identify as being apart of the LGBTQ population which also includes those who are on the spectrum and have not yet identified themselves as members of this community.
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