Formerly a ward of the state who was failed by the Illinois DCFS system, I’ve gained grit and resilience from enduring adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which allows me to bring a deep understanding and empathy to those who have experienced their own unique traumas–whatever they may be. Professionally identified in grade school as a “gifted” kid of the 90’s, I remember what it was like to feel misunderstood by teachers, peers, and the like. I am a neurodivergent, creative, and spiritual person, and have been described as down to earth, perceptive, non-judgmental, empathic, and funny. I previously studied environmental science, and my life-long passions are ecology, wildlife, and nature photography.
I specialize in working with those exploring neurodivergence, ADHD, mood disorders, depression, generalized anxiety and eco-anxiety; while simultaneously helping boost your self-confidence and positive self-beliefs. As your therapist, my first goal is to establish a healthy and trusting relationship with you so that you leave each session feeling validated and truly heard. Committed to full authenticity and creating a genuine connection, I avoid the facade of a therapist persona. Bringing a person-centered approach, we might explore existentialism themes in your life, challenge negative self-beliefs, learn new life and coping skills, and utilize solution-focused therapy that includes actively reaching tangible goals. You may find that hearing an objective perspective helps uncover insights that you may not have otherwise considered.
I provide individual, group, and family therapy virtually anywhere in Illinois and in-person in Northbrook, Illinois. I work with a wide range of ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. I am committed to help you begin a new chapter in your life when you are ready.
Specialties: Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Climate Grief, Relationship Issues, Executive Functioning, ADHD
Services Offered: individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy
Ages: children, teens, adults