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, but also provide an abundance of resources for those interested in mental health and more specifically, perinatal mental health. Thank you for visiting!
COVID-19 Update: All sessions are currently virtual on a free HIPAA compliant platform. My approach is tailored to respond to the effects of COVID-19, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, grief, fertility struggles, parenting, relationship/family issues, work from home transitions, long Covid diagnoses, & adjustment challenges. Please call/email to arrange a free 20 min. consultation.
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 in King of Prussia, PA, completed an Intensive Training on Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders hosted by Postpartum Support International, and I am currently enrolled in a Fertility Counseling post-graduate course facilitated by Dr. Linda Applegarth (Cornell Medical Center) & Sharon Covington (Shady Grove Fertility Clinics). I have worked in a variety of mental health settings ranging from in-patient mental health facilities, schools, and most recently, private practice. Currently I am professionally licensed in IL, PA and OH and permitted to provide therapy to clients located in these states. If you are a client located elsewhere, please let me know and I can help ensure you get the support you need!
When I’m not with clients you will find me chasing my 3 sons, usually with coffee in hand. 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 (life transitions, 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.) Within this niche, 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.
Currently about half of my clients are focused on perinatal concerns, while the other half are focused on life transitions, stress, anxiety or depression. 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, post-graduate courses, and specialized trainings I attend in order to improve my techniques and overall effectiveness of therapy. Should you wish to speak over the phone or connect via email prior to scheduling a session, please don’t hesitate to reach out!