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My Story

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Social Work from Chicago, Illinois, with over 20 years of experience in social work and mental health and over 4 years as a psychotherapist. I've worked with clients through a wide range of concerns and issues including:  post-traumatic stress, depression, low self-esteem, relationship complications, family conflict, grief, loss, and emotional abuse. 


While navigating the ebbs and flow of life, I too experienced grief, depression and loss.  I placed my mental health on the back burner.  I struggled to find my joy.  I fought to develop the mindset and focus needed to find my Joy.  Most are in a pursuit of happiness; however, I've found happiness to be a temporal state, sustainable with the external.  Joy is permanent, sustained through personal, internal work.


My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity but most importantly I pride myself on demonstrating compassion for all and being sensitive to the needs of others. I look forward to working with you.

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