For the past 20 years, I have been in private practice serving adults, adolescents and children. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues and have experience providing help with the following: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Abuse, Parenting Support, Adolescent Issues, Child Behavior Concerns, Social Skills and Self-Esteem Development, Relationships, Cultural Issues, Grief and Loss, Education and Career, Stress Management, Family and Blended Family, and Life Transitions.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 2000-2016, I counseled at the Hotchkiss School, a competitive New England boarding high school, where I gained extensive experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma and loss, along with numerous other adolescent issues. As a result, a sizable portion of the work I have done is to address and diffuse "perfectionism" and it’s repercussions. I utilize several approaches in my work, including Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness strategies, in order to help others manage symptoms, reduce stress and realize preferred values to better guide life choices.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut. I enjoy collaborating with educational systems and health professionals when supporting clients.