I help people in flux. What does that mean? From time to time, our lives shift, and sometimes these shifts can feel seismic. Our usual way of dealing with things just doesn’t work as well. Maybe it comes on suddenly, or maybe it creeps up and one day you realize you’ve been unhappy for a long time.
Lots of situations can bring you into flux: having a baby, a new job, moving, graduation, getting married or divorced, losing a loved one, perimenopause, kids leaving home, receiving a life altering diagnosis – just to name a few. When there’s more than one transition at a time, your usual way of dealing with things might not be enough.
I can help. Together, we’ll use research-based tools and awareness practices to promote calmer thinking. We work with your strengths and values to reconnect you to what’s most important.
I am passionate about this work being an equal partnership. I may be the one with the tools, but in actuality, you are the mechanic.
Specializing in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety disorders, I utilize a person-centered approach to interacting with my patients. I have experience in a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:
- Anxiety disorders;
- Depression issues;
- Trauma from past incidents;
- Relationship issues;
- Pain management to assist clients in managing the emotional repercussions of past trauma; and
- Struggles with assertiveness.
I worked in community mental health settings assisting individuals, groups, and couples. In addition, I have experience in private practice with a range of clientele, as well as substantial experience in working with adolescents.
I am fluent in German, and hold the following licenses and certifications:
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Illinois
- Certification of Completion for Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care, 2 Day Program
Finally, I hold the following professional memberships:
- Postpartum Support International
- Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA)
I am energetic, kind, and compassionate. To read more about me in the Psychology Today profile, click here.