I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor (PMH-C) trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). In 20 years of clinical social work practice, within various therapeutic settings, I have had the privilege of connecting people, families, groups and communities during times of crisis, loss and uncertainty. I learned that these challenges are faired better in the presence of a support system that creates a safe haven for connection and belonging. My professional experience and personal story in trauma recovery, offers a unique lens from which I support, guide and inspire my clients.
I earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work at Loyola University-Chicago. My clinical focus is rooted in Attachment and Family Systems Theory from where I bring a trauma-informed perspective and maintain cultural humility. I believe in helping my clients bridge the gap between mind and body, highlighting the importance of relational and emotional self-awareness. I value my role as a therapist because I am able to offer a therapeutic relationship that serves as a vessel towards healing relational wounds. My commitment to my clients is to provide a space of understanding of their unique perspective, to journey with them towards greater self-awareness and to collaborate with them to identify new strategies for coping with what challenges them the most.
|Licenses and Certification||
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor
A – Completion of Externship, Core Skills and 8 supervision hours