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I’ve been working in this field since 2005. As both a therapist and a therapy client myself, I know how important it is to work with a counselor who is down to earth and easy to talk to. Your sense of trust in me is essential in order for you to get the most out of our work together. I regularly draw from my own relationships and personal experiences to offer thoughtful feedback and perspective. My style is direct, flexible and collaborative. In our work together, I won’t just listen and nod. I am an engaged participant, asking pointed questions, offering feedback and challenging you when necessary. Our work together will be a partnership.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), holding a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois- Chicago and a bachelors degree from Michigan State University. I operate from a harm-reduction philosophy and utilize a variety of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotionally Focused Therapy.