I am dedicated to meeting the emotional and psychological needs of my clients. My approach is to be caring and compassionate, while also trying to be direct in guiding clients through their process.
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.
Concurrently, I also have been in private practice serving adults, adolescents and children. A sizable portion of the work I do is to address and diffuse "perfectionism" and its 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.