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ABOUT ME

We may be a fit to work together if:

  • You thrive when sessions are collaborative and goal-oriented. My approach is to create a partnership with you, where we’ll work together to identify your needs and make progress toward the goals that you set for yourself. 

  • You are open to "homework" i.e. actively reflecting between sessions on what came up for your during your last session and implementing some of the techniques you learned

 

  • You are comfortable with the fact that my practice is inclusive, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and affirming of all identities. In my work, I honor the autonomy and integrity of the people coming to me for help.

 

Here's what you can expect when we work together:

 

  • I will teach you how to handle the difficult emotions that come up when setting boundaries with others (and yourself)

  • You will learn  how to break big problems down into smaller, achievable steps

  • I will hold space for you to talk about what holds you back, and work with you to find ways to overcome those blocks

  • I will help you come to a deeper understanding of who you are and where you’re going in your life

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My Story

I know firsthand how it feels to fall into the trap of hyper-achievement and projecting a facade of confidence while really beneath it all, feeling anxious, lonely,  and full of self-doubt. These are the kinds of secrets we keep as overthinkers and hyper-achievers working in the demanding world of consulting. You see, before I was a therapist, I worked at a boutique professional services firm as a Recruiter. 

 

I kept my facade going until...I didn't. I was about to turn 30 and looked at my life and it didn't feel like me. I knew I couldn't go into my 30's with this facade. My inner wisdom whispered to me that I wouldn't make it if I did. I was already relying on unhealthy coping mechanisms and my relationship was falling apart. 

So I got help. Thanks to a few dedicated therapists and coaches - along with some family and friends - I had the support I needed to heal and and strengthen my sense of self. 

Eventually, I began to feel like I was coming home to myself. My life began to flourish in ways I had never thought possible. I knew my next hurdle to tackle was my career - that didn't feel like it fit either. I've always felt that I was born to help others - and I wanted to help others have the same transformation and liberation that I experienced. 

I enrolled in grad school for clinical psychology in 2010 and have enjoyed a career as a therapist for a decade now.  I find such joy  in my work because I’ve been where you are and I know how hard it is to try and figure this stuff out on your own. I’ve been burned out, confused, resentful, and caught up in anxiety and people-pleasing. I’ve been there, and now I want to be there for those who are going through those struggles as well.

When I'm not in the therapy space, I love to read, be outdoors, see as much live music as I can, travel, and  spend time with friends and family.  

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in IL

  • EMDR certified

  • Gottman Method Certified - LEVEL 1

  • MA - Clinical Psychology

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