Saint Charles Campus
For those of you that are having a particularly difficult time in this stage of your life, I understand that depression, anxiety, stress, and even unexpected change can be overwhelming or even debilitating. Change can be difficult and scary at times. With guidance through the therapeutic process, you can overcome these challenges. By creating a safe, comfortable space for you, I am able to provide support and feedback in a caring environment. It is my goal to help you learn skills and tools to better manage your symptoms.
My passion and expertise is working with children and adolescents suffering with anxiety and depression. When working with this population, I find it most important to build rapport and trust in the initial phase of therapy. I utilize aspects of art therapy along with play therapy. I will work with my client’s parents and their support system, such as their school social worker or counselor. My goal is to provide support at home, in therapy and at school. Additionally, my treatment approach is a combination of a strengths based, person-centered approach with aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. I also believe in being solution-focused, where you actively decide on goals that you would like to achieve. Together we can explore these different approaches and find the right combination that works for YOU!
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Aurora University. I work with clients ranging from children to adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, mental illness, substance abuse, self-esteem, anger management as well as those coping with relationship issues. I have also worked in a wide variety of settings such as: afterschool programs, juvenile justice departments for domestic violence, hospitals, and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). I hope to have the opportunity to work with you!