Welcome! Whether you’re a seasoned therapy/counseling client, a fellow therapist, completely new to the idea of therapy, or simply searching for information about how to best support a family member or friend, welcome! This site is designed to not only provide background information about me as a therapist, but also provide a plethora of resources for those interested in mental health and more specifically, perinatal mental health. Thank you for visiting!
*Please note I am currently not taking new clients as I will be taking a maternity leave in February 2019. I will offer sessions after my maternity leave, likely in May 2019.*
I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Wake Forest University in NC. I received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University in Chicago and also a certificate for School Counseling at National-Louis University in Chicago. Most recently, I received a post-graduate certificate from the Postpartum Stress Institute. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings ranging from in-patient mental health facilities, schools, and most recently, private practice.
When I’m not with clients, you can find me chasing my 2 young boys around the city of Chicago. While becoming a mother has been one of greatest joys in my life, through the process I have witnessed and/or experienced many of the struggles and challenges that come along with parenthood, from conception to birth and beyond. When my career path shifted into private practice, I decided to not only focus on my prior areas of expertise (anxiety and depression), but to also specialize in the perinatal period. (Perinatal refers to the time surrounding pregnancy; from pre-conception, pregnancy, to birth and beyond.) I have experience helping individuals and couples navigate everything from deciding to have children, infertility, miscarriage, high-risk pregnancies, healthy pregnancies, anxiety, depression, post-birth emotional struggles, decisions regarding childcare and work, and partner relationship issues.
I am extremely passionate about the importance of holistic mental health and believe that in order for us to live our best lives, we must consider physical, emotional, and mental health. I employ several different therapy modalities depending on the client and his/her struggles (CBT, ACT, solution-focused, person-centered, and mindfulness based practices). My practice is also regularly enhanced by professional development opportunities and trainings I attend in order to improve my techniques and overall effectiveness of therapy. Should you wish to speak over the phone or “chat” via email prior to scheduling a session, please don’t hesitate to reach out!